ARTIST STATEMENT
Heather Lamanno

I am an interdisciplinary artist that uses the language of architecture as a visual metaphor representing my self concept, and an interpretive record personal experiences. Within my paintings and sculptures, I am symbolically depicted as unfinished structural forms that have an unknown, yet important potential purpose. Despite their ambitions to be completed, these structures will never be more beautiful than when in process of becoming. My work reflects how I view my present self, and the future self I hope to become. In many ways, making art is my method for the reconciliation of the complexity of of my self identity and my ambition to excel in all avenues of my life. In the act of making, I use my experiences from the complex nature of being as raw material that builds and inspires the metaphorical narrative aspects of my work. 

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