Kerry O. Furlani, Vermont Member Since June 2011 Artist Statement ARTIST STATEMENT
Often the starting point of my work is a compulsion to map and release the tensions and layers of my emotional world. Natural forms are the visual language I use to access these emotional narratives. Most of my slate relief carvings are translations first conceived in large charcoal drawings. My aim in the drawing process is to uncover and discover, to make marks that visually move me and respond to them with as much openness and intuition that I can muster. The slate carvings are created by hand with chisels and mallets. The rhythms from my handwork also play a vital role in directing me to the quality of my forms and shapes.