ARTISTS TALK : Stephanie Gonzalez-Turner

(Painting and Printmaking ‘17)

The ultimate goal is to turn [my artworks] into physical forms that have dimensionality. A lot of it is trial and error, in every step of the process—starting out with a really concrete idea of why this language interests me, and how I want to use it, but very quickly, finding it constantly undoing itself…which is ultimately good, I think. It’s how it moves beyond a thesis.

That the work would transcend the thing that invented it.

Right, process can accomplish that. For people like me, who are figuring out the material they’re working with, there’s so much learning involved in that, and experimentation within it, that there are all of these opportunities for expansion. And I do want it to move forward.