New Work: Pillowbrain

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Pillowbrain (2014). Paper mache, plaster, cotton, stuffing.  15” x 14” x 8”.

This work is part of Melancholia, the new series I am working on.  Pillowbrain depicts a feeling I associate with depression- the feeling that my brain is full of fluff, and is about as conductive to coherent thought. Despite lacking an actual face, I think the work is quite expressive, as you can adjust the pillow quite easily to convey different emotions through body language.

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Pillowbrain

New Work: Column

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Column (2014). MDF, paint, apoxie sculpt, silk fibres. 13” x 5 ½” x 5 ½”.

This work is part of Melancholia, the new series I am working on.  Column expresses the futility of feeling trapped (when really, all you probably need is someone’s help).  This work was really hard to photograph, especially down inside the column, so I’ve included a photo with the figure outside of it, just for documentation’s sake.

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Column

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New Work: Inner Theatre

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Inner Theatre (2014). MDF, polymer clay, plexiglass, paint, music box and custom electronics.  17” x 13” x 7”.  

This work is part of Melancholia, the new series I am working on.  Inner Theatre uses a music box and custom electronics to recreate a feeling which I associate with my experience with depression.  The hand with spiral motif symbolizes a personal journey.

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Inner Theatre

 

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Daily Overhead Shots from the Gushul

Every day I was there, I took a photo of the studio from the little window in the extra bedroom at the Gushul Studio.  It functions as an interesting diary of my time there.  I did miss a few days at the beginning, and a couple days when I wasn’t there.

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