Henrik Soerensen

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Henrik Soerensen is a US based artist, originally from Denmark where he studied at the Culinary Institute of Denmark. In Oregon he earned a BA from Eastern Oregon University in 2013. Soerensen will receive a MFA degree in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in spring 2015. While at Cranbrook he has earned the Merit Scholarship and the Helen L. DeRoy Scholarship. In 2014 he was awarded the Stewart Thomson Fellowship to the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts.


Artist Statement – The binary experience

We live with such easy assumptions, don’t we? For example that we are conscious of our environment and the things we call familiar. But what we fail to realize is that familiarity plus time numbs our perception and as a result we are affected by a loss that is subtle and similar to the way memories fade. When a thing is replaced or relocated it becomes an entity for thought, scrutiny and reflection, it may evoke fresh thoughts and ideas uncorrupted by the physical world. Often my works are paradoxical binaries between the lost and the found, the forgotten and the recalled, the experienced and inexperienced.



Donor poster, Urine, Polished stainless steel, Wood
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“Stepping Stool”