Chukk Bruursema, Asheville NC Member Since April 2010 Artist Statement C h u k k B r u u r s e m a www.chukkbruursema.com
I am a self-taught artist working chiefly with metal and wood, layered photography and digital renderings. I enjoy finding ways of banding commonplace materials with those I devise, allowing them to tell a story. In exploring the edges where they meld, it tends to bring forth new possibilities in which I can express their unique dialogues and juxtaposition. Doing so satiates my desire to share a vision of what I find sacred and beguiling.
My processes primarily involve plasma cutting, welding, layering digital photographs, melding digital images, image transfers on various mediums, etching techniques, binding and layering the materials to achieve the desired amalgam.