sirima-sataman-about

ABOUT

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

 
 

Intrinsically, the mark of the hand and the mark of the process are important aspects of Sataman’s work. She avoids the overt use of modern technology and exposes elemental processes of printmaking and sculpture in her work. The personal, tangible, and imperfect nature of these processes is a palpable expression of time, place and human ingenuity. Her imagery and artifacts revolve around the emotional and human aspects of our cultural ecology – how we adapt to social and environmental factors in order to survive and prosper.

Sataman’s work focuses on these objects of productivity, engineering, and progress long after their invention. As we embrace technology and progress we substitute aspects of human-made for machine-made or virtual objects. Her empty landscapes and endless skies punctuated by sole man-made objects jab at the scale of our progress and question of what we choose to keep and what we leave behind as we adapt to a digital society.

 
 
 
I’m captivated by form, texture, and pattern in our natural and built environment. Art-making, for me, is an expressive response to my environment and culture. Most of my imagery and sculptural objects deal with emotional and human aspects of our cultural ecology—how we adapt to social and environmental factors in order to survive and prosper. I hope that my landscapes capture the sensual aspects of a place and my sculpture objects invite touch.
 
 
 
 
 

Work In Progress