Fran Gordon

Sculpture, Mixed Media

1128 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302

FOR THE TOUR ONLY: Entry in alley on the south side of First Congregational Church.

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I worked as a Psychotherapist before I called myself an Artist. For many years I helped trauma victims become survivors by making healing changes. I loved my work but I felt it was time for ME to change. I needed to focus on my creative self. Since movement and change had been the tools I used with my clients, I began to search for these to use in my art. I initially found that using old bicycle parts and repurposed found objects provided me a sense of working toward change. My process does not include welding. I use nuts, bolts, and screws to connect my materials.This often is one of the most challenging parts of my work. It's kind of like the therapeutic process of trying to connect things that don't quite fit. I use wood foundations so that my metals can be fastened with screws and bolts. I never know what I will find, so I can rarely plan the outcome of a piece. Instead I allow the creative process to direct me. Using recycled materials provides ongoing opportunities for change, and allows the viewer to discover their own interpretation and meaning of the work.

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