Fuzz E Grant
My art explores the coexistence of animals and humans and how human have distanced themselves from the natural world. Mostly made from papers which I source from piles of scraps, I work in a creative flurry in my studio in the Mission district of San Francisco. Through this work I hope to celebrate the greater appreciation of the unending bind of humans and nature.
After initial sketches I work largely organically to build out the piece in many layers. I have a large supply of materials in my studio to grab and place spontaneously. I work intuitively with no real plan, letting the work evolve. There is a lot of tearing and reworking areas, adding more and more layers until I am happy with the result.
Recently I have been exploring 3D elements either through the building of sculptural paper elements, physically extending the piece from the wall or creating stand alone sculptures. These work demand space and human attention.
Materials and their sources are highly important to me. My work is mostly made from found papers, old publications, posters and even picking things up off the street. Growing up in a modern “planned community” I have always delighted in being a scavenger of the old and the smallest scrap of paper could be the highlight of my day.
I feel that my scavenging of materials in animalistic. It is also important to me to produce artwork from these found articles, creating something from the debris of humans.
Working organically I also introduce other material elements such as fabric, wood, thread, metal, acrylic, ink, plaster and resin.
If you would like to visit my studio at 1890 Bryant St. please contact me or set up an appointment using the Calendly link.