Rebekah Anne Wilhelm

As an artist, I strive to construct a critical studio practice through which I am able to continually question what I create, why I create it and how my audience views and relates to the work. The creation of art is for me, a method of questioning. I approach a finished piece of work as a type of proposal to answer a question or thought that I am interested in. In essence, through my studio work I form a hypothesis through which I can understand and relate to the world around me. I understand art as a cultural happening, therefore understanding and challenging the construction of social or cultural structures allows me, as an artist, to understand my place within that structure. The art object in culture then both defines, and questions the role of self within culture, which then leads to a new understanding of cultural existence.