Touch is the most direct and least analyzed of our senses; it is the grounding sense, the sense of tangibility that places us in the world. As the full proverb states, ‘Seeing is believing, but feeling is the truth.’ Yet, in our western culture a hegemony of vision often erodes our tactile sensitivities.

Bonnie Kemske’s sculptural work challenges the dominance of sight by more fully engaging the body’s sense of touch through physical interaction with the objects she creates. The work is textured and invites the viewer to become the toucher.

Seeing touching grasping lifting holding caressing embracing: engaging the body in grounded sensuality.

 


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