JEREMY POPELKA

My art process revolves around mining historical references and techniques, archetypal imagery, and digging deep into ‘a personal archaeology’.  This term refers to a class I conducted, at the Pilchuck School in 2005, where participants were encouraged to excavate ideas and basis for work from autobiographical sources. This approach is the foundation that much of my work emanates from.  I rely on historical glass techniques to create patterned hand blown vessels that are referential to natural systems and formulas. While my sculptures are often derived from observation and research into indigenous peoples traditions of defining their environment through art objects.

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