Deanne Lawrence McKeown
“I never know entirely what will happen when I begin a sculpture. It is something of a negotiation with ideas, materials, and chance. It grows into what it wants to be. The inspiration for an idea may spring from any number of directions. It could come about through observation, reading/poetry, a dream, or simply stimulated by the dialogue presented by a previous work. It’s just important to be present, open to any stimulus. Each idea is a challenge to be met – a struggle to bring an incomplete and intangible thought process to a visible form that satisfies my mind, and at the time, meets my expectations as a form of communication with others.
“In the end, it’s all about the making. It’s wonderful if a piece connects with others but if not, I’d still do it anyway.”