Ashcraft, Tom

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Experience and the essence that remains 2020 130 The basis of my research and studio practice is to investigate the processes of creating and remembering and their significance for identity development and the subsequent perception of one’s world. I argue that the development of the self is built u...
Never fully right 2016 1136 In my sculptural paintings, which I refer to as Hybrids, the covering/uncovering relationship between the beautiful and the repulsive elements is a metaphor for art’s attempt to reveal Truth, which Heidegger describes in terms of the relationship bet...
Traces of memory: an exploration of print, fiber, and narrative 2020 157 Traces of Memory is a body of work focused on the role of memory, personal archives, and place. Memories exist at the boundary of reality and fiction. All the works of art in this exhibition are related to my experiences in my hometown of Bassett, VA...
This is not an archive / everyone is an archivist 2021 12 An examination of sites of archival practice within the human lived experience—artists as archivists, erasure and archival silences, materials which keep time, and the topography of intersections between art making and archival processes, this docume...
Cheap / worth 2021 9 The idea of “cheap” is fascinating in its contradictions and misdirection. Cheap food, cheap clothes, cheap resources… “cheap” as a descriptor under neoliberal capitalism is always a signifier of a lie. Whether it be in stolen wages or environmental ...