Artist StatementThis body of work explores the human ability to reconstruct memories about place and our personal associations with them. Each piece is a specific object plucked from my mental archive, distorted and abstracted by the interference of my emotions and fragmented recollection. I find that with an iron grip, we tend to attach ourselves to the ideas of objects associated with places of sentimentality as time passes and gaps begin to form in our memory. These dreamy simulations of reality, including growing flowers, open doors, and miscommunications, are attempts to fill in the gaps of stories centered around a place so near to my heart that flickers in my memory. It is an effort to uncover - or recover - a reality with each object functioning as a beacon, or artifactual talisman that until this point has existed only in my mind.
Danielle Fauth is a contemporary sculptor currently working in the Towson area on track to receive a BFA in Sculpture from Towson University. Mentored by artists Jon Lundak and Joshua DeMonte, she has developed a proficiency in traditional techniques including wood & metal work. Her most recent body of work is informed by digital fabrication and 3D printing as well as mold-making and casting processes.
Born and raised in Long Island, New York, her initial curiosity in what makes the home, "home," is explored through her recollection of the objects and happenings of her own childhood. Since leaving her native state, Fauth's exposure other communities, environments, and ultimately other narratives, provokes a fascination for anonymous memories. She understands the discarded or abandoned as unclaimed, physical memories. Eroded by the effects of time, their original identities deteriorate, but become easier to imagine.
Through her dreamy, looming creations that provide both real and fabricated fragments of stories, Fauth's work deals with a variety of existential topics that question our own identities, relationships, and beliefs regarding how we got here and what happens after we die - and how much it matters.