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Jamie bates slone


Jamie Bates Slone is a sculptor living and working in Helena, Montana. Jamie received her MFA from the University of Kansas and her BFA from the University of Central Missouri. Her work addresses the fragility of the human spirit in relation to her family’s history with physical and mental illnesses.

artist statement

"The focus and significance of my work lies in the state of the human condition, the delicacy and fragility of the human construct in an emotional and physical sense. Through conjured memory, I revisit my family's history with illness and premature death focusing primarily on our history with cancer. My current work is a reflection of those memories with an emphasis on the relationship between human biology and human emotion.

By using the figure as a metaphor for the cancer itself I am able to convey the emotions often correlated with the disease. My surface choices are derived from high-color contrast scans of bodies and cancerous tissues and their inherently grotesque but psychedelic appearance. My intent is for one to imagine the surface of the skin as a reflection of the disease hidden within."