Saturday, March 28, 2009

Negative Gestures

This one cast shows a portion of a new series of sculpture made from the body. The gesture acts as a mold which creates unsymmetrical, seemingly random forms from the overlapping symmetry of the body. The negatives (the casts) are surprisingly detailed and after a little photo shoot in the Matthew Chaves studio, I will be posting them as well. I have always been interested in the gestures of the body, and how speed, pressure, etc have such an effect on the marks that are made. But in this series, the gesture is held still and instead, the most apparent quality is not the trace of an action, but the tactility left by the skin which resembles a topography or a weathered find, which within the photos becomes scaleless.

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