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Courtney Hamilton

TCU, MFA 2015


wood, fiberglass, epoxy resin, paint, 2014, dimensions vary

I come from an urban and agrarian background where manual labor has been a way of life for generations. I relate strongly to the blue-collar work ethic. I draw influence from the manufacturing trades as well as the intersection of domesticity and industry. I am very interested in handiwork and its opposite: cheap mass-produced, disposable commodities. Daily life relies on a mixture of both kinds of these manufactured goods, and we maintain different connections and attachments to each of them. I am intrigued by the dichotomy of the crap we purchase without thinking (and rid ourselves of once it is used up) and the things we hold on to and treasure because they are well made or sentimental.

Courtney Hamilton
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