Ashcraft, Tom

WCU

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Cheap / worth 2021 86 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 ...
(T)here 2022 90 (T)here is a body of work focused on the role that systems play in the formation of everyday experiences and encountered objects and works to highlight these systems by mimicking their visual languages and organizational behaviors. Objects are the re...
Traces of memory: an exploration of print, fiber, and narrative 2020 504 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...
Never fully right 2016 1424 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...
Experience and the essence that remains 2020 360 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...
This is not an archive / everyone is an archivist 2021 111 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...
Traces of human histories 2022 89 Breathing in Water is a collection of work that focuses on memories and the role water has played in shaping those and finding a sense of place. This work represents place, as a memory and connection or a link to a specific time, in my personal histo...
Connections through narrative 2022 88 The need for narrative is the foundation of my work. Throughout human history people are brought together by narrative. In a way, the human mind needs narrative like the body needs food or water. People gather for the shared need and love for food, s...