Laura Kimpton (Artist Statement "Who's the Judge")

One morning I realized that I imagined myself living in a competition where judges give me a score for every moment. I asked myself, "Who's the judge ?" "Who is the panel ?" I determined the judges would have to be me.

At this point I actively sought to escort all the judges out of my head and I was left with my own thoughts.

All the pieces in this exhibit are about conversations I want to have with people regarding my personal revelations on health. I use words in my work to direct the viewer towards the internal words in their own head.

I try to analyze myself from a non-judgmental stance. I am an anthropologist of my own mind. My artwork is dirty and gritty because it deals with a forbidden subject - the voices in my head.