KAY GRAMS

  assemblage & collage


I am intrigued by the human trait of assigning ‘story’ to what we do not know; how we seek to understand, to resolve, to explain mystery; in short, how we attempt to resolve ignorance.

While we use language to communicate consciously, it is through imagery that the unconscious expresses. This language of dreams and of psyche operates, not in our literal, rational world, but in an unknown realm where vast leaps and wild connections are made.

I use found and outdated objects to create a representation of an 'unknown' that plays with our urge to resolve it into story.  The automatic creation of story interests me  more than the stories themselves.  It can lead to answers that at a later time may seem false or quaint and I find these ‘errors’ very appealing.