“Veiled is a series that describes the difficulty in believing in something that you cannot see…. My faith promises an eternity. I personally believe this is an absolute truth, despite the fact that I have not experienced life after death. This series narrates my thoughts about a truth I believe, but cannot prove. Each sculpture in the series has a veil either literally or figuratively that obscures the gaze of the viewer to see what is on the other side. The tension created when our senses cannot fully deliver the information we crave, to form our experiences, is both mystifying and alluring. While the open and minimal nature of the work resonate qualities of the eternal, working with clay, natural textiles, pigments, and metals allows for the elemental materials to echo what is earthly, human, and finite. The desire to understand, even what is apparently impossible to know through our senses, moves me to make, and in the making my senses appease my thoughts with impressions of the eternal.”
- Aaron Tennessee Benson
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