My work explores elements of constructing a sense of place through the layering, mediation, and remediation of information. This in turn opens questions of the natural and artificial experience of landscape, the picturesque, and the romantic notions of the sublime. Within my work, place exists as an idealized space, a space where infrastructure and architecture are stripped away, replaced by my own structures of performance and intended objects. I am interested in the visual elements of the natural world, those that act as bookends for our experiences with sky and ground. Ultimately, I wish the work to induce a form of transportative experience; for the viewer to be placed at the axis point of a vast panorama of nostalgia and expectation, the past and future, distance and adjacency, longing and satisfaction.
Kyle Triplett, originally from Spearfish, South Dakota, is a ceramic and digital media installation artist based in Ruston, Louisiana. Triplett earned his BFA in Ceramics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008, completed Post-Baccalaureate Studies at Louisiana State University in 2009, and received his MFA in Ceramics from Ohio University in 2013. Currently, Triplett serves as Assistant Professor of Studio Art within the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University where his teaching practice focuses on ceramics, sculpture and digital fabrication. Triplett’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally including exhibitions as part of the National Council on the Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) and the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary.