Artist Statement

Everything that moves creates a path. The documentation of that path is where my art begins. My work revolves around mapping, path tracking and movement. Experimentation is used as a process to gather the material and information that I then base my art from. Much like in Sol Lewitt’s 1969 article, Sentences On Conceptual Art, I believe, “Ideas can be works of art; they are in a chain of development that may eventually find some form. All ideas need not be made physical.” My work directs itself; I just make it exist in the visual world.

Documenting paths in various forms establishes a relationship between space, object and artist. The unseen or unnoticed patterns created through these relationships now have the ability to exist in a visual sense. For example, the movement of the shadows throughout the day is an ephemeral image that many times goes disregarded, and by documenting the progression I call attention to what is typically ignored.

The idea of one’s understanding of a city through personal interaction within a space instead of a map is a major idea formed from the Situationist International Group. They refer to it as psychogeographical mapping. Taking that into consideration I am able to make subtle changes in the environment I inhabit and highlight aspects of our lives that easily go unobserved.


9 Responses to “Cori Imig”

  1. 1 Doug Imig April 16, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    I received your letter today. Very interesting undertaking. I will be mailing my response shortly. Feel free to contact me if you need any help from me or the Great State of Texas.

    Doug Imig
    Allen, TX

  2. 2 Valerie Imig-Newell April 18, 2008 at 8:36 am

    It will be very interesting indeed to follow your work. I have done some genealogical study on the Imig’s myself, and have some information on the Imig’s that settling in Central Illinois going back to the 1700’s. I will be sending you my sentence later today. I’d be happy to help you with any family ‘info’ if I can.

    Best Regards,
    Valerie Imig-Newell
    Tremont, IL

  3. 3 Arthur Imig Jr. (Rob) April 18, 2008 at 9:58 am

    Hi Cori,

    I received your letter here in New York yesterday. Such a great project! I do hope you will share the results when you have them – very intriguing! My brother in law is a genealogist for our family; though not an Imig, he married my oldest sister Mary Imig. I sent him an email with the blog address. If you would like to learn more from him, please let me know and I will link you with him.

    Best of luck!

    Cheers – Rob (Arthur Robert Imig Jr.)

  4. 4 Steven Gallimore April 18, 2008 at 10:08 am


    My brother in law, Robert Imig (New York City) forwarded me your link. He did so because of my genealogy of the Imig name and wondered if I could be of help, or at least maybe you could help me with responses you might get. I have good information on the WI clan but know that the branch swings wide.

    Good luck with your project. It is very intriguing.


  5. 5 Laura Imig April 18, 2008 at 11:00 pm


    Got your letter today. Nice to see many more Imig’s out there. I hope we can trace many things together!


    Omaha, Nebraska

  6. 6 Kurt Imig April 19, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Hi Cori,

    I received your letter this week and was intrigued. I have been interested in the IMIG genealogy for years. I have been in contact with the Imig family historian in Pfalsdorf, Germany.

    I will be sending off a response to your letter today. I wish you great success with your project.

    I am very interested in the responses that are returned to you. Will these be posted?

    Best of Luck,
    Kurt Imig
    Salt Lake city, Utah

  7. 7 Cierra Imig April 21, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    Hi Cori,

    What a great surprise getting your letter today! I’ll send you my sentence asap, but wanted to tell you how much I’m looking forward to seeing how your project develops, in the expected and unexpected ways.

    I think most all Imigs feel a special affinity for our name, and with everyone else with the same name. I’m happy to know of you, and all the other Imigs I’ll learn of through your site.

    Best wishes!
    Cierra Imig

  8. 8 Derek Imig April 21, 2008 at 9:48 pm


    I am very impressed with the detail in which you have undertaken this project and wish you well. Just in terms of response, you are a success! I am amazed to see so many Imigs, and hope my sentences can be of help to you. I will be mailing my letter soon – I most certainly am looking forward to learning what I can from your project in the process.

    Derek Peter Imig
    Captain, Military Police
    Nevada Army National Guard
    Las Vegas, NV

  9. 9 Kari Campbell (Imig) April 22, 2008 at 10:07 am

    Hey Cori,
    Any chance I would be able to contribute? I wasn’t on your mailing, guess now that I changed my name, I am not an official Imig, but still definitely one at heart.
    What a fascinating thesis, can’t wait to hear more about it!
    Love, Kari

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