Artist Statement The Red String is a multimedia sculptural installation investigating the ideas of gender. The visual narrative is created through the use of repetition, economy of form, as well as equality in thetreatment of form. This lays the foundation for these fundamental questions: what is gender and what are the basic forms of gender preference?In my own process of working on installations, I am always interested in the idea of “meaning”. How do we derive and access meaning? Is meaning inherent in forms or is meaning projected onto forms? I am very conscious that in the interpretation of meaning a deconstruction process may occur in which the work may be investigated into distinct but malleable areas of existence within art and life: the aesthetic, the cultural, the political, and the personal. Much like reading a poem the process of looking and seeking to understand and find meaning in the installation is where the “art” happens.
Bio Palma Corral is an installation artist. She has exhibited her work in the USA and Canada. Her exhibitions consist of Digitypes (a mix-media photographic process she invented), conceptual sculptural installations, sound installations and art performances. Her work studies the existential issues of the human experience from ancient times into contemporary life and incorporates ideas and symbolic images from history, psychology, religion, philosophy, mythology, science and art. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at The Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon. Currently, she is one of the founders and curators of Place and the Settlement. www.palmacorral.com