Artist: Sylvia Vander Sluis
Title: Somber Skin
Attribution: Somber Skin, 2020
Materials: Cheesecloth, acrylic, sawdust, string
Dimensions: 80 x 40
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.