Home is where the heart is. Home is where they feed you. Home isn’t a place, it’s a person. Our First Home.
Every individual experiences home. We experience it in different ways in and out of the physical and social constructs of home. These varied experiences interact with one another in an intersectionality that creates a variety of feelings toward and definitions about home. Is it a place? A person? A group of people? A house? A feeling? An idea? A memory?
For me home is family. Home is familiarity. Home is a feeling. But where does home end and I begin? Is the home I make for myself a disloyalty to the home I come from? Will one home be jealous of the other? Does one deserve more significance?
What is home to you?
Lists make me feel better. But this one is slightly overwhelming.
Tiffany Henley (°1988, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States) makes sculptures and mixed media artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Henley seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
Her sculptures sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By focusing on techniques and materials, she creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.
Her practice provides a useful set of allegorical tools for manoeuvring with a pseudo-minimalist approach in the world of sculpture: these meticulously planned works resound and resonate with images culled from the fantastical realm of imagination. With a subtle minimalistic approach, she considers making art a craft which is executed using clear formal rules and which should always refer to social reality.
Her works are notable for their perfect finish and tactile nature. This is of great importance and bears witness to great craftsmanship. Tiffany Henley currently lives and works in Norman.
I love me some talking in circles art speak. Go make your own!
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Without the press of syllabi and assignments I’ve started to feel the pieces I want to make. Really feel them. This is the right step. I feel passion about my ideas again. Something I’ve rarely felt since I started trying to make things for others’ approval.
But every time I sit down to work I’m completely blocked. These pieces are important to me. And they’re stuck to my bones. I can’t pull them out.
I can feel this one clinging to my rib cage and my shoulder blades.
Perhaps because if you look at them just right, you’d see things I don’t even want to admit to myself yet.
Sometimes I can’t hear my own heart over the sound of others’ expectations.
This is the only thing that scares me about the next step: That I’ll lose the part of myself that I love most. The part that I can begin to see when I work with clay. Maybe that’s why sometimes I delay going to the studio and other days I can’t be anywhere else. I want to find this piece of me. But finding a thing is the first step of losing it.
My Second Biggest Fault
Sometimes I am a coward and a pessimist.