Nuts, bolts, pulleys, springs, textile bobbins, dice, Lotto tiles, board game pieces are just a few of the items Giffin finds to create her recycled art. The viewer is seduced by the forms and surfaces of these found objects. This work isenchanting with its elusive histories and the memories that they induce to the viewer. From the flying clocks that symbolize the flight of time, the candlesticks that playfully dance on the mantle, Chris Giffin makes art her life with her one-of- a-kind sculptures.
In presenting a show based on “Flights of Fancy”, Giffin shares her playful thoughts:
“This body of work I hope captures some of the fun and whimsy I see when I look at a roomful of beautiful old objects, disparate in character, and ask them to dance together in my mind. The outcome can be hopeful and lighthearted or thoughtful, even melancholy. But in all, it forms a collection of work that pays much tribute to my fancy for birds, flight, wings and freedom.
F.L.. Wright said, “An idea is salvation by imagination” I think so……………….” Chris Giffin
Living in an old refurbished church in Jefferson, Oregon, Chris creates wonderful assemblages from found objects.