Artist Statement: To Claudia, kitchen utensils represent the basic tools required to create delectable cuisine, and memories of preparing for family gatherings and celebratory life experiences. She uses the series to glorify them from the basic objects that they seem to be when standing on their own. This series of work began with numerous studies of kitchen utensils such as stainless steel measuring spoons and measuring cups. She then reinterpreted the color, reflections and patterns observed through her still-life studies to develop these abstractions.
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