Holly Boruck

Holly Boruck

Exist is body of work that explores the creative and destructive energies inherent in the universe. The pain and suffering of existence is inevitable, but there is also the will to transcend and triumph. My work asks the audience to suspend ideas about status quo, the knowable, predictability, and instead to accept what’s out of our control, savor beauty that is fleeting and to embrace the scars we accrue through the extraordinary experience of existence. My artworks are grouped into triptychs connected through process, a mirror for the human experience. I begin by creating unblemished, ‘perfect’ ceramic sculptures; newborns. The sculptures are then shattered into pieces, a reflection of entropy, pain, suffering and the chaotic nature of reality. The damaged sculptures are re-constructed into new forms; disfigured but intact, flawed beauty, a reconsideration about the nature of ‘beauty’. The last stage of the process results in a painting that synthesizes the entire process of transformation, becoming the embodiment of a new ‘whole’.

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