REBECCA KLUNDT From the Ground Up Studio - Art
REBECCA KLUNDT From the Ground Up Studio

REBECCA KLUNDT From the Ground Up Studio

Salt Lake City, UT

"If people are to prosper within the natural world, all the products and materials manufactured by industry must--after each useful life--provide nourishment for something new. William McDonough"
Gather. Break down. Reconstruct. My process begins with a hunt for materials that have been abandoned. I am claiming the no longer useful and mining the piles. I work primarily in wood and acrylic to create two dimensional “constructions”. I love the story that has become part of these materials in their first life and I try to save some of that and add a new layer. I am gratified to have the pile gone and a clean smooth block on the wall in its place.
My process has grown out of 3 things that are close to center for me. First is this drive to use up resources that might otherwise be wasted. It is the way I create everything from soup to art. This kind of creative energy and thrift was bred into me by my maternal grandparents and I have a great respect for their sense of stewardship as well as the beautiful things they created.
Second, I love the rocks of my mountain home. From the granite cliffs of the Wasatch Range to the sand stone in the south--weathered faces with cracks and textures that must be touched. In nature lines are created when 2 things butt up against each other. I try to imitate these delicious joints and cracks in my work.
Third, thoughtful conversation. It is a good day when I have had a chance to talk with someone about things that matter. I want to promote thoughtfulness and introspection, and conversation with each piece. I love the challenge of using simple materials to say something….or to hear something.

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