2040 Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3
Kerry Hentges is a mixed media artist who utilizes found objects, writing, thread, and book art to confront anxiety. While anxiety motivates her studio practice, the practice in turn helps her understand and ease anxiety. According to Hentges, art is a way of understanding oneself and meditating on what is important.
Hentges’ current work focuses on understanding thought pattern and emotion. According to Hentges, “thought is inherently contradictory, humans experience many emotions at once.” Hentges explores this contradiction in her work through materials like wood, nails, and string and she studies the patterns they make together. The goal of her work is for others to analyze their own thoughts and find a source of healing.