John Williams

Resident Artist - Past

Residence Time: 2007-2012

Harvested from the land, commodities are those natural resources and products that we assign relative values. Energy has been a major focus in light of global warming & dwindling resources. Combining precious metals and ceramics, this series focuses on concerns of land use and consumption. Specific material choices illustrate cultural traditions in America. (The Commodities Series)

The endless interpretation and abstraction of natural surroundings and cultural traditions constitutes my interest in art and mapping.

Mapping and its tools are similar to any scientific pursuit. The fact remains that all maps are abstractions of both the natural and man made world, and that our interpretation dictates an object’s relevance. My two-dimensional practice focuses on layering information to show relevance, dependency and perspectives. (The Projection Series)

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