From an early age I have seemed to float without anchor, never quite landing. I have felt interminably homesick and misplaced. The artwork I present here is a means to transform this floating disconnect into an understanding of place, presence and identity. Using a myriad of mediums and forms, I ask: What is this thing called home? When yearning for home, what am I yearning for? Is it a means to belong, to feel safe, noticed? I find this to be an endless and mostly joyful pursuit. I take on what I love and what surrounds me, including finds on my walks in the woods: collections of fallen cedars, bones, and invasive vines. I get to invent all kinds of houses and homes, or perhaps they are temples; iconic and solitary, sideways and broken, playful and impermanent, and yet always grounded and present.
Bio: Candace Compton Pappas was born in California and received a BFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1973. Her art education continued while immersed in the Woman’s Building in Los Angeles, participating in performance and a myriad of community programs. At the age of 44, Candace moved to Michigan with a young family where, 25 years later, she works and resides on 12 acres of woodland.
Buckham Gallery is funded by the following organizations:
Generous support is provided by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
Our activities are sponsored in part by an award from the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
This program is sponsored by the Greater Flint Arts Council Share Art Genesee Grant Program made possible by the Genesee County Arts Education and Cultural Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work!