The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Mary

Interested in the state when a form that may appear to be full of life begins to deflate under a life’s pressure, I often think of gestures that reflect an internal or external imprint. With the sculpture Mary, I wanted to make a hard cast look like a thin inflatable skin. This sculpture was cast in a fine cement, grafted to nine other molded sections, and sanded 40+ hours to negate the concrete’s inherent surface quality. From one side, Mary looks like a form contained with air. As one walks around its skin, it reveals itself as a hollow structure.

 

Nine hydrostone shells, fused into one form

Private collection

 

Wood, casters, steel, fiberglass, reinforced plaster, tinted expandable foam, rubber, automobile paint, fake eyelashes.
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2011
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