childish objects dialogues with visions, actions, fantasies and boredom projects of my formative years. These pieces revisit early childhood moments that reveal the artistic tendencies that foreshadow an artist practice and contextualize the works I would make as a mature artist many years later.

As artists we get ideas, many of which are novel and witty but do not have the complexity to challenge our curiosity sufficiently to make it to production. I distinguish my practice as a distillation between ideas and visions: ideas are fleeting – often becoming resolved prior to production; visions take hold as installations in the mind’s eye becoming ever more concentrated, more meaningful for shear persistence. The actions, reactions, productions and reproductions that make up the body of work I call childish objects took hold of my childhood imagination and have sustained their place in my mind’s eye since forever.

© nichola feldman-kiss 2021