Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thesis Gestation

Hello Others,

We are in the embryonic stages of my thesis pieces. I like to say "thesis pieces" because it rhymes with "reese's pieces." I have made four very rough sculptures that address the thoughts surrounding my current body of work about architectural installations. I also have a statement. Which do you want first?

The Statement:
My work is an architectural critique of the patriarchy in constructed space. I have created architectural installations to be in dialogue with the space in which they exist. The masculinity innate in architecture in often overlooked even in light of the nature of its historical precedents. I intend to use the gallery space to ignite the concept of my pieces and what they have to offer the viewer. They are largely dependent on the support of what determines "constructed space" from space as it exists in nature. I selected the materials for my pieces to be gendered differently from its X-Y-Z spatial setting. My pieces address different avenues of femininity and push them into conversation with their patriarchal setting. My goal is to inform the viewer of this dynamic, both in my work and in society.

The Pieces:
This is my studio! There are four pieces in it in this picture.

This is a close up of the far left corner. This is a web dependent on the structure of the room with the two sleeves of a wedding dress reaching out. "The Leech" Size varies room to room.

Second one from left. Twine and lace. "The Last Straw" or maybe "Clinging". Its about eight feet tall.

Muslin and Iron, "Mother" 7ftx3ft

I don't have a name for this one yet. But it is muslin on brass.

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