Where Past and Present Meet

Where Past and Present Meet

Artist: Sylvia Vander Sluis

Title: Where Past and Present Meet

Attribution: Where Past and Present Meet, 2021, Sylvia Vander Sluis

Year: 2021

Materials: Styrofoam, toys, sand, acrylic

Dimensions: 9 x 8.5 x 6

Image Statement: Sylvia Vander Sluis combines incongruous materials, both industrial and domestic, in raw emotional constructions. The past couple of years, she has been exploring the place where pain and joy meet by putting disparate materials in tension with one another. The work talks about the importance of transitory, often contradictory, aspects of human life.