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Bridget Conn  Swainsboro, GA

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About Bridget

This work firstly stems from my interest in studying my own personal rituals to combat the loss of story and tradition handed down in my own family. Tea-drinking is the first and most potent of these that I discovered. In addition to tea having spiritual and supernatural ties in many cultures, the morning cup of tea is one of the more prevalent hand-me-downs in my family.

I envision the piece as something of a geneology chart, focusing on spiritual heritages. Tea bag paper, 3 by 4.5 inches in size, will hold photographs of fictional ancestors, along with a tree to trace back the origins of their spirituality, and be placed on the wall over each cup. Many of these images will trace back through to saints, but also to older more universal manifestations of the divine as time passes through the trees. Small objects will be placed in each cup to cite the personality of these ancestors, and give some clues to the fictional relationship between them and me.

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"Although I don't know if I would have gathered the implications of the installation based upon the visual aspect alone: However, the pursuit of cultural history is an admirable endeavor. The time and thought you display in your composition is indeed noteworthy, and a wonderful way to express veneration for the various entities that make up one of whole. Kudo's to you"

"I agree with David - it's kind of hard to do justice to this artwork with the given image, it seems."

"The examination of ritual, both familial and global, is an honorable pursuit. This piece is moving."

"I love getting a glimpse of this. It's a little frustrating, because this sort of work needs to be experienced in person. I would really enjoy spending some time in this room."

"I liked your piece very much for it's sincerity & AESTHETIC QUALITY OF "SPECIMUN""

"Installation Art, a form of visual art in which an exhibition space is transformed into a three-dimensional work of art. The range of materials used in installations is almost limitless, and the art crosses many stylistic categories??it can be abstract or narrative, political or purely theoretical, temporary or permanent.MSN ENCARTA"

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