Impossible Gardens

Impossible Gardens at Translations Gallery

Posted Jan 21, 2014
Last Updated Jan 21, 2014

Impossible Gardens
at Translations Art Gallery

The first showing of the Impossible Gardens art show showcased over a dozen artists from Northeast Ohio, all of whom were chosen for this specially themed show. All works were selected for their unique theme which centered around organic styled sculpture and paintings.

My contribution to the show involved my "termitaria" type structures along with my "pyroclastic flow" mini sculptures. These installations created two long flowing organic looking pieces that spanned over eight feet for each piece.

The "termitaria" install involved over a dozen spires and hundreds of smaller "polyp" pieces placed at the base of many of the spires. The inspiration for this piece came from my inquisitiveness concerning termite structures and other structures crafted by both flora and fauna.

The materials used consist of shaped cardboard, paint, dye, salt, cotton swabs, salt, various fabrics and yarns, cardboard tubes, and plaster.

My other installation "pyroclastic flow" was inspired by the various types of volocanic rock which are ejected out of volcanoes after they erupt. My goal was to create a debris field which mimicked a pyroclastic flow. 

The materials used for this install consisted of burnt cardboard, paint, dye, salt, and plaster.

In the future I hope to create ever larger structures for these two installs. I also hope to create installs of this type which have a larger footprint in any given location. 2013.


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