Artist Statement

Virginia Warwick’s practice juxtaposes playfulness, humor and earnest themes of nature.

The materials and mediums that Virginia uses are central to the meaning behind her work. Many of the materials are found, transformed and, or unrecognizable from their original form into something a new.  This demonstrates her feelings about nature and animals and how the materials she uses, which are familiar to humans are in fact detrimental to the environment. Conceptually in her paintings, this translates in which objects, animals and natural forms are transformed by scale. Materials and subjects fit together in puzzle pieces, in reference to her memories growing up surrounded by a variety of animals and the natural world.

Virginia feels animals and nature are an intrinsic part of her identity and weaves them into her world. This fascination and awe becomes part of the exploration that Virginia pursues in performance and practice.



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