Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yellow. Yellow is a wearable sculpture. She is very shy, but loves to dance!
The Clam. Playful, but very mischievous. Always trying to cause trouble.
This sculpture is a sort of self portrait. It is a lantern made of fall leaves, all yellow. The top is yellow tissue paper. The light shines down through the bottom, creating the shape of a leaf on the ground. I welded the armature out of steel, with chicken wire lining the inside of the leaves.
This is another study using gloves as a forming method for plaster. For this piece I put wire inside the latex gloves and then filled them with plaster. They turned out disfigured and rusty, and they rest upon a dusty book shelf.
Pillow Monster, sometimes referred to as Pillow Suit, is a soft, wearable sculpture made of flannel and polyfill. Pillow Monster has been seen all around Hanover, NH and has recently traveled as far as Boston. Pillow Monster is very friendly and curious.
This sculpture is a helmet constructed of thimbles. It is on a hat rack that I welded. I was playing with the idea of protection. A thimble on a small scale protects the thumb. A helmet protects the head.
This sculpture is titled, "Loneliness." It is made of chicken wire and material. This sculpture is the first of my 'wearable' sculptures. A person can wear this creature, and become "Loneliness." I did a film using Loneliness, having him walk ever so slowly across Dartmouth campus. Some people ignored him, some were surprised, but quickly escaped his path. Others came up to question him, in which case he would respond with only a bow. I am very interested in the interaction between art and people. What happens when something from, well, a different world, enters into ours? How does it fit? Can it fit? What story and character does it create?