J. Lynn Campbell
My work evolved from experiential investigations of the internal/subjective space and the external environment - who and how we are in the world. The development of ideas challenged my use of materials and methods bringing about a transition from drawing, painting and college to three-dimensional sculpture/construction and site-specific installation. The act of building made possible links between form and the space it occupies. Further development shifted focus from the surface of the external form to the inner nature of the form - that of the body. Much of my past and current work gives reference directly, or emblematically to the human form. The body becomes symbolic and a material framework from which to view the world, and is a point of reference for empirical knowledge. I am a Toronto-based artist educated at the Ontario College of Art & Design, with independent studies in France, Humanities at the University of Toronto, and Philosophy at York University.