First Prize, Category: 3 Dimensional
Artist Statement -
The current multicultural world we live in is more like a bowl of chili than the ideal melting pot. Whether in my home of North Carolina,
in the American South, in Southeast Asia, or in the Middle East, if individuals choose to stop working towards a discourse among dissimilar
cultures, an understanding among them will never be reached. 'Techniques' is a piece of fused sculpture that ... hopefully will remind
viewers that memories are delicate, dangerous, and vitally important to constructing a common dialogue among a broad range of communities.