Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My sculptures and collages are currently inspired by the tools of desire: wishes, hopes, effort and intention. These works offer me a means of exploring current conditions and activating hope for an unrealized but longed-for future. I choose materials for their metaphoric or associative meanings; sandpaper, for example, contains a tactile recognition of its erosive function. Both my 2D and 3D forms incorporate a longstanding interest in poetic language.

All work by Julie

Julie Wills
2016, 54”h x 72”w x 6”d, mixed media
Julie Wills
2017, 72" x 36" x 36", concrete, steel, copper, lightbulbs, hula hoop
Julie Wills
2017, 36" x 55" x 30", tire, steel, copper, framed collagraph, electric light