Rebecca Klundt

Gather. Break down. Reconstruct. For Utah artist Rebecca Klundt her process begins with a hunt for materials. She claims the no longer useful and mines the piles. She works primarily in wood and acrylic creating two dimensional “reconstructions”. “I love the story that has become part of these materials in their first life and I try to save some of that and reorganize to add to the conversation. I am gratified to have the pile gone and a clean smooth block on the wall in its place.” Her process has grown naturally out of three things that are close to her center. First is the drive to use up resources that might otherwise be wasted. It is a way of living that she carries out in everything from cooking to art making. This kind of creative energy and careful use of resources was bred into her by her maternal grandparents and she as a great respect for their sense of stewardship as well as the beautiful things that they created from simple means. Second, She is responding to the Utah landscape that is her mountain home. From the granite cliffs of the Wasatch Range to the sandstone and red hills of Southern Utah-weathered faces with cracks and textures that “must be touched”. In nature lines are created when 2 things butt up against each other. These she is imitating, creating delicious joints and cracks in her work. Third, thoughtful conversation. Rebecca says “It is a good day when I have had a chance to talk with someone about things that matter.” Through her work she hopes to promote thoughtfulness and introspection and then conversation. “I love the challenge of using simple materials to say something…or to hear something.” Rebecca received her BFA from Brigham Young University. She and her husband Kevin are the parents of 5 children and love their home in Salt Lake City.

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Rebecca Klundt

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