- June Ahrens
- Mixed media
- Size: 46″ x 10″ x 7″
Forever Flowers #2
I create discrete sculptures and site-dependent installations. Loss, fragility, danger, and beauty, are the forces I focus on to reveal the residue of life’s experiences.
My work continues to explore the unique properties of different materials. I am particularly attracted to industrial materials and everyday objects and their artistic potential. I develop a dialogue with the material that informs the outcome of each piece. I am interested in light and reflection as well as the use of manufactured or found materials. I isolate these materials to encourage the viewer to consider the open-endedness of the work reminding us of the need for social ritual and political discourse.
“A cry, almost a song, to mourn what has been lost while its memory refuses to depart, and a cry to celebrate what has been left, however little, to infuse it with residues of old knowledge.” – Ishmael Beah, from Radiance of Tomorrow: A Novel