Artist Statement

The work of Ariel Wood addresses the obstacles and nuances regarding how we relate to one another. Wood questions the prescribed duality of solitude and companionship by delving into the complex emotional and psychological underpinnings around relational and self-centered definitions of comfort and intimacy. The role of history and memory recognizes the fluidity of presence and absence. This fluidity fosters the acceptance of the inevitability of change and its resulting growth.

Wood’s work delves into the intricacies of honesty, especially in relation to communication. By focusing on connection points and paths of conversation, Wood’s work exposes the nuances behind the truths we tell ourselves and those we tell others.

photo by Rachel Wood