Artist Statement

The handmade is at the heart of my studio practice. In my undertaking to conceive and execute work that reflects and transcends the values of labor, tradition, and beauty, I challenge the ordinary to become extraordinary. Through intensive construction processes, the familiar, and the unknown unite to honor the universal and intuitive presences of the subconscious, chance, and creativity. Material and structure, merged through color and pattern, become a synthesis that is all at once promising, complex, and mesmerizing.

As each work progresses, formal and psychological considerations inform aesthetic decisions. Thinking-through-making sensibilities and attention to detail come together to reference the possibility of function and to stand as evidence of how ideas, process, and material resolve to join and grow in countless new ways. This is an expression of my politics; the results reflect my personal sense of wonder, darkness, and intrigue that make up my world.

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Tracy Krumm is a 2017 fiscal year recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.