Arlington
 
Virginia

Artist's statement

Full Artist's statement

My materials and their physical properties guide formal decisions in the creation of abstract videos and sculptural installations that are multidimensional and immersive. Though meticulous by nature, it is an integral part of my process to give up control over certain elements, thus allowing the work to emerge fluidly.

Through intuitive experimentation, unexpected discoveries and challenges facilitate evolution, freeing me to make work that boldly embraces the development of new concepts and processes. My intention is to shift the current paradigm that confines women to a specific set of sociocultural expectations and limitations.

My most recent installations utilize donated women's clothing and undergarments, which I deconstruct in order to create a new palette of materials. Ranging in color, texture, elasticity and transparency, the textiles are then intricately woven, wrapped, stretched and layered over armatures of galvanized poultry netting. This process re-contextualizes the personal histories associated with the clothing and undergarments, creating a new narrative. Through the continued exploration of collaborative narratives, I hope to empower community members to re-examine their role within this paradigm.

 

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All work by Olivia Tripp

Olivia Tripp Morrow
2016, Dimensions variable, Chicken wire, powder coat, donated women's clothing and undergarments
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2016, Dimensions Vary, Galvanized poultry netting, donated women's clothing and undergarments
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2016, Variable, Galvanized poultry netting, donated women's clothing and undergarments
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2015, Dimensions variable, Found, donated clothing, galvanized poultry netting
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2015, Dimensions variable, Galvanized poultry netting, donated women's clothing and undergarments
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2013, Dimensions variable, Found/donated quilts, wood
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2012, Dimensions vary, Found quilt
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2012, Dimensions variable, Found/donated quilts, wood
Olivia Tripp Morrow
2011, Dimensions vary, Cardboard, paint, video projection