After working for the last month, i finally finished and installed my piece for Waubonsee Community College. This was made possible through the Art Department and the Dickson window art space.
As an artist, I aim to explore meaning with a conscious look at material and the intersection of space around me. I am interested in how exterior and interiors are defined by line and how we engage within that threshold. Through this installation I attempt to steer our perceptual understanding by framing a portion of what is around us. Navigating space is necessary, but comprehending our built and natural environments takes more than just “being present”. A heightened perception and willingness to break down space into parts is essential.
The structural characteristics and material makeup of the Dickson Center were the key elements that inspired this Installation. I attempt to heighten the viewer’s perception by minimizing the dimensions of the space and accentuating the angular nature of surrounding architecture. I consider the shift that material can take through the process of refinement within my work.
I was recently asked by Waubonsee Community College to build a sculpture as part of the Dickson Window art project. Artist's produce work for a 3 month installation in the space. I was lucky enough to be asked by my former professor to construct a piece. The photos here show the foundation of the work, which is a series of poured concrete slabs that will eventually be configured into a specific shape. Fortunately I had my cousin assisting me with the pour and made this portion of the project run very smoothly. This opportunity has enabled me to continue working and investigating with material on a large scale. I find enjoyment when the materials weight pushes my own physical strength. A material shift takes place. At first the concrete, in bags and a struggle to lift is in a dry state, but once water is added then poured into the molds becomes workable with much ease. The final step and last finish to the concrete
Ceramicist, artist, traveler. Until the funds run out.