I construct objects.

 

It is a process of arranging materials: an inquiry into the elements of visual language.

 

The materials used are of no iconic significance beyond their properties of line, mass, density,  texture, color and the way they reflect and absorb light.

 

Each object poses questions: What are the visual elements that define it? What exists in perception beyond literal meaning? What is the essence of iconic vs. symbolic form?

 

The objects presented are artifacts of this inquiry.

 

                                                                                       —Ahren Ahrenholz