My work shows the dualities of protection and restraint and how these things relate to a desire to shed restrictions. A sense of vulnerability lies at the center of this protection and is shown to often be obscured or unavailable without effort from the viewer. The materials I incorporate become integral to the work because of their relationship to these concepts and each other. Thinly networked glass indicates a personal fragility when combined with objects typically worn on the body, whereas the spalted wood in many of my pieces shows a physical manifestation of boundaries and restriction. In defiance of the constant appearance of self-control, this body of work consistently displays an emergence of growth and self-expression.
Audrey Aronson graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a BFA in 3D Studio Art and Art History and received her MFA in metalsmithing from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Aronson currently produces work out of her home studio in Edinboro, PA.
Studio Song: Valerie by Amy Winehouse