PLAY: Juried & Invitational All Media Exhibition
Juror: Robert Sill - Curator of Art, Illinois State Museum
Bruce A. Alves III
Art for me has always been about the process of discovery, taking the “what if’s” and making them a reality. At no point in a person’s life are the “what if’s“ more prevalent than in the imaginative mind of a child. A single stick in a child’s hand can be anything from a wizard’s wand, to a snake, to a divining stick to Atlantis. The work I create revisits that time in my life when anything was possible and the rules of reality did not seem to limit what you could do. Each of the pieces have their own personality and history, which brings to it a slightly twisted sense of humor that I enjoy. These ‘toys’ signify for me that time in our lives when life was carefree and you did not have a million e-mails to read, errands to run, or meetings to attend. The only thing that mattered was deciding what toy you were going to play with next.
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