Artist StatementThe imagery for my work is developed through self-analysis and introspection. The result is a humorous/light-hearted visual representation of indiosyncratic thought patterns I have observed in myself. By undoing and then articulating these silly ways of thinking I hope to make a connection with the viewer by sharing a laugh at the behaviors we have been conditioned into by society. The core of my practice is a drive for human connection. Although my process is highly controlled and each piece stems from a specific observation, the product has been distilled to a simple collection of moves that evokes a feeling from the viewer rather than inserts a thought.
Sutton Demlong recieved a BFA in Sculpture and a BFA in Art Education from Arizona State University in 2013. After completing his undergraduate education, he was an intern artist at Salem Art Works (New York) and Franconica Sculpture Park (Minnesota) where his work is still being exhibited. In the summer of 2014, Demlong traveled to Latvia as assistant to Daniel Postellon for the International Iron and Stone Symposium at the Pedvale Open-Air Muscum in Sabile, Latvia. He is currently pursing an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at Maryland Institute College of Art and will graduate in May 2016.