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Paul Hubbard

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Philadelphia, PA , U.S.A.
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Email: MERLIN1@NETREACH.NET
URL: http://www.paulhubbard.org

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Statement:

When the expression and sensibility of sculpture and materials are transmuted hybridization is often the result. The synthesis of disparate objects fuse at this moment, giving rise to emerging junctions, passages and visual experiences, which take on new meaning. These emergent visual pathways begin to initiate the hybrid narrative.

The transmutation of these 'intersections' begins to describe a story. These intersecting layers come together as moments, which create passages to be visually and kinesthetically interpreted by the viewer. The narrative is accessible to the viewer at a very basic sensory motor level of awareness that may transport the viewer or at least encourage them to move through the space. The observer is invited to read the contextual clues so they can navigate the space in a manner in which may comfort their perceptions or confront them.

These multifaceted 'intersections' are particularly interesting moments of transversion when seemingly distinct histories, technologies and philosophies are encouraged to converge with each other. It can be argued that it is part of the artist's role to explore and respond to the rapid and overwhelming volume of evidence of new discovery that becomes part of our consciousness. The quantity, availability and speed of this information has become part of our daily experience. We filter this information with increasing dexterity, looking down a headline list of narratives, making decisions as to what is worthy of further investigation.

This information barrage has to be dealt with, requiring further learning and practice to be able to effectively process the information. The seductive level of information, emanating from a universal platform plugs directly into the artist's natural curiosity about the world.

Where are the edges?