Alison Safford
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Hello Goodbye
Installed on site at At Home Gallery and Contemporary Art Centre, Šamorín, Slovakia - March-April, 2012

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Statement for Hello Goodbye

I think of my artwork as a tool or machine to perform some metaphorical task (often an attempt to fix something that can’t be fixed).

This piece was started as a way to say goodbye to my father (Marty, Patty, Cousin Mary, Hilda…) even as he was dying/before he died. It is my objection to the voids that are so permanently large a person/body leaves behind.

It is a one-way conversation of longing. It is about the gesture of reaching across the physical and metaphorical/symbolic spaces between people/bodies/us. It is one gesture among hundreds thousands and more. (It’s not just mine)

We come together, we move apart, repeat.
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