Artist: Sylvia Vander Sluis
Title: Where Past and Present Meet
Attribution: Where Past and Present Meet, 2021, Sylvia Vander Sluis
Materials: Styrofoam, toys, sand, acrylic
Dimensions: 9 x 8.5 x 6
Image Statement: Sylvia Vander Sluis combines incongruous materials, both industrial and domestic, in raw emotional constructions. The past couple of years, she has been exploring the place where pain and joy meet by putting disparate materials in tension with one another. The work talks about the importance of transitory, often contradictory, aspects of human life.