• Low-key Solidarity, Strategies for the Alliance: MFA Thesis - Sculpture

      Gallira, Ana Azzue (2017-05)
      Giving space for viewers to cultivate curiosity for other people through whimsical and lighthearted objects and interactive experiences grounds my research. I make work that confronts the reality that most human relationships are lacking empathy, an overlooked connection necessary for survival. Practicing the imaginative leap into another’s experience provides a platform for global change.These connections are in need of nurturing and my work provides a welcoming environment to combat social constructs that contribute to the dehumanized “other”. Participation, aesthetics, and public accessibility to the artwork is a method for gathering curiosity and projecting that interest into direct action.