Emergent Structures is a threefold art process. It begins with plastic-based soft sculpture that is installed in abandoned spaces then photographed.
Emergent Structures is a body of artwork that consists of sculptural forms that reference organic growth. These forms are installed in abandoned sites, then photographed. The prints are shown as the final piece.
Nylon, wax, foam and brightly-colored liquid plastics are used to construct these abstract pieces which are then installed as "interlopers", if you will, into abandoned places. These spaces consists of, but are not limited to: houses, barns, apartments, etc. The appearance of the forms within the sites create an interesting dialog between what once was and what is now.
The installations are then photographed and the large-scale prints, usually 42x60 inches, are presented as the final pieces. In some cases, the sculpture is left behind while the photographs remain as the source of documentation. Unlike the experience of seeing an installation in a neutral gallery setting, the prints allow the audience to better draw conclusions about the existence of the sculptures by viewing them in a staged context.
All funds obtained on this site will be used to purchase necessary materials for the continued realization of this project:, textiles, plastics, travel allowances and large-format prints.
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