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Travis Head
updated: 09/29/2013
website: www.travishead.com/
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Reading List _ Graphite Reactor
Reading List_Graphite Reactor (detail)
Reading List _ Yeah
Reading List _ Knots
Inventory _ [Artist Assistant 2009-10]
Personal Best
Chelsea Snakes [from Brown Sketchbook #2]
High Falls Lunch
Joe(y)'s [from Brown Sketchbook #2]
Banner Year
Soft Eyes
Transitional Moment #1
Transitional Moment #2
Reading List _ Spirit Level
Reading List _ Spirit Level (detail)
 
Portfolio Keywords:  diagrammatic, books, repetition, nature, autobiographical, architecture, landscape, text, memory
 
 
Reading List _ Graphite Reactor by Travis Head
Reading List _ Graphite Reactor
graphite on paper
2013
30 " x  22 " 
Reading List_Graphite Reactor (detail) by Travis Head
Reading List_Graphite Reactor (detail)
graphite on paper
2013
30" x  22" 
Reading List _ Yeah by Travis Head
Reading List _ Yeah
graphite and colored pencil on paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Reading List _ Knots by Travis Head
Reading List _ Knots
graphite and colored pencil on paper
2011
22" x  30" 
Inventory _ [Artist Assistant 2009-10] by Travis Head
Inventory _ [Artist Assistant 2009-10]
graphite and colored pencils on paper
2010
15 " x  19.75 " 
Personal Best by Travis Head
Personal Best
graphite
2011
5" x  7" 
Chelsea Snakes [from Brown Sketchbook #2] by Travis Head
Chelsea Snakes [from Brown Sketchbook #2]
graphite on paper
2009
5" x  7" 
High Falls Lunch  by Travis Head
High Falls Lunch
graphite on paper
2011
5" x  7" 
Joe(y)'s [from Brown Sketchbook #2] by Travis Head
Joe(y)'s [from Brown Sketchbook #2]
graphite
2009
5" x  7" 
Banner Year by Travis Head
Banner Year
graphite on paper
2010
15" x  19.75" 
Soft Eyes by Travis Head
Soft Eyes
graphite on paper
2010
15 " x  19 " 
Transitional Moment #1 by Travis Head
Transitional Moment #1
graphite on paper
2012
15" x  17" 
Transitional Moment #2 by Travis Head
Transitional Moment #2
graphite on paper
2012
15" x  19" 
Reading List _ Spirit Level by Travis Head
Reading List _ Spirit Level
graphite on paper
2012
30" x  44" 
Reading List _ Spirit Level (detail) by Travis Head
Reading List _ Spirit Level (detail)
graphite on paper
2012
30" x  44" 

Artist Statement

The notion of souvenir underlies most of my art-making priorities.  In that respect I think back to specific souvenirs and keepsakes from trips or significant events in my life and understand my affection for the actual objects as the encapsulation, in physical form, of a set of places and feelings and people.  This impulse to collect, organize, and protect experiences is the most basic reason why I make things.  Many of my drawings find their origin in events or locations in my present or the personal mythology I’ve made from my past.  There’s certainly a commemorative drive to my work that parallels the impulse someone might have to make a journal entry, take a photograph, or cross-stitch a picture celebrating a wedding or the fourth of July.

 

At it’s best my practice is an act of attention, to memory, to tone, and to material.  The kinds of images that I often select include postcard nature images like waterfalls, desert-scapes, and mountains as well as different forms of dwellings ranging from the small and temporary to the monumental.  The landscape is invoked as a metaphor for sacred or conceptual space and is always unpopulated. 

Artist Bio / CV

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www.travishead.com