The Promise of Rest

The Promise of Rest

 When Patterns are Broken

When Patterns are Broken

 Purportedly Mystical

Purportedly Mystical

Chelsea Dean

Artist Statement

I am a Los Angeles-based artist whose work embodies systems that erode. I salvage history, suspending the architecture of Southern California in time with a process of carefully controlled chaos. By combining my photographs with experimental printmaking, drawing, and collage techniques, I elevate the conflict between order and entropy. My most recent body of work focuses around my fascination with abandoned Jackrabbit Homesteads in Wonder Valley where I continue to meditate upon the allure of beauty and decay. I gather and incorporate discarded elements from these spaces, assigning new meaning with the addition of gold elements and embellished patterns. I thoughtfully document and reconstruct these spaces by dimensionally layering information, offering the viewer a spatially rich experience that illuminates the original site.

www.chelseadean.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

.