Sea Change 3

Nathan Hatch
Baileys Harbor

Cherry, Ash, Milk Paint

My work derives from memory, passage of time and the mystery that can hide in the everyday. Reverence mixed with speculation and imagination is what I draw from when creating my work. Each sculpture is purposely ambiguous in order to strengthen the viewer’s attraction to what is not easily definable. I use the implication of functionality in order to prompt speculation on the part of the viewer. The references used range from mechanical to the biological and from contemporary to ancient. A disconnect from a predicable timeline facilitates each object to be viewed with a new perspective.

Sea Change focuses on the relationship between the interior and exterior qualities of form as well as the contrast between different material treatments. I purposely started with a construction style that could be seen as crude challenge myself to reverse engineer beauty into the artwork.

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