Cluster & Linear



This body of work explores the ideas of expansion of space and growth. i work with pieces (which I refer to as my molecules) that contain many pushed out crevices/niches; the molecules are then pieced together in clusters, lines, organic forms, et cetera. They grow off of each other, beside each other, even on top of each other, pushing in to the space that the viewer inhabits. The way in which these molecules grow is also very dependent on all of the molecules around it. Everything is connected. If one piece falls, the rest fall. The growth of the piece is completely dependent on the forms that it is comprised of.
Transformation

 of an Ugly Object

This was a collaborative project with a local retiree. She loaned me the “ugliest” thing that she owned so that I could make it into something “beautiful” for her. The transformation was also inspired by her relationship to the object. Clara, the retiree, had no memories with this object, it was simply something that existed in her home. Since she had no ties to the object, I wanted to strip everything away from it, and bring it down to it’s bare bones. By stripping all of the superficial layers away from the mug, it is left with a beautiful resonance of what once was.

For more information on this project please visit http://www.uglyobjects.com/
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