Each month our gallery walls transform as we introduce a new local artist. Please help us welcome Denice Bizot as our latest featured artist. Denice moved to Chattanooga from New Orleans and we are so grateful to have her work at Balance for the month of May.
An interest in found objects, particularly metal, has captured my attention for 15 years. Like many cities undergoing gentrification, New Orleans is replete with discarded metal, miscellaneous street junk and salvage yards teeming with all sorts of debris. For me, the idea of reclaiming, deconstructing and transforming "so-called junk" into works of sculpture is fascinating. Often reworking the surface in terms of color and texture is required to bring out an attractive exterior once covered in mold or metals pitted by weather.
Great big thanks to the wonderful, talented and beautiful Erin Burnap of Forget Me Knot Clothing for being our first featured artist ever!