Julie Warren Conn is a sculptor with a penchant for exposing the hidden beauty within her materials. Her sculptures in marble, alabaster, and bronze are organic and abstract: a perfect contrast to the hard minerals and metals with which she works. Although Conn often sculpts in a style self-described as “form for form’s sake,” the flowing lines and intense contours in her work can often speak to a formal aesthetic that's clearest in her more representational pieces. These sculptures, which display influence from traditional artistic traditions, allow the viewer to see how Conn views the world while also contextualizing her work as a whole.
Amongst the most satisfying aspects of Conn's work is the textural quality of her materials, which play to the compositional and structural parts of her sculptures. Conn brings the beautiful variations of marble and alabaster to the surface, allowing these movements in stone to communicate additional layers of artistic interest. Other notable qualities in Conn’s work are her use of negative space and the cyclical aspects, full of double meaning and an energy that seems to flow into itself.