HANNAH FERRARA
I begin by focusing on materials, techniques, functionality, and environmental space. Content and form evolve simultaneously from this and narrations come from the arrangement of my pieces. By altering found objects I am able to connect to their history while manipulating their future and functions.
I find the space where I make and show my work in is key to translating my thoughts and stories to the viewer, as well as the aesthetics and arrangement of the studio space I make them in. My collecting is just as important as the making, both therapeutic and transcending. Themes of the natural world, loss, decay, evidence of history and age, and a series of dichotomies and juxtapositions are present in my work.