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Andrew Van Assche

When Andrew Van Assche creates his narrative tile pieces, he likes to keep the story line loose and open to interpretation by the viewer. Van Assche thinks of the panels as stage settings that are evocative and that the viewer can interact with intellectually and emotionally. He does this because he himself often enjoys bringing his own interpretation to art that he encounters. 

Secure, Undisclosed is about how humans can risk confining themselves in the search for security. As the figures withdraw into the dwelling, the dwelling closes in on them. The box at the top left of each tile mimics a roof line. The symbols at the bottom are the suggestion of text. They are designed to make the piece interactive, so that the viewer can bring their own 'story' to the piece. Often Van Assche thinks of Benjamin Franklin's quote: "The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve, nor will he ever receive either." Regardless, Van Assche does encourage people to bring their own meaning to each piece.



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