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searching for metaphors with masses to match the weight of their subjects

searching for metaphors with masses to match the weight of their subjects

searching for metaphors with masses to match the weight of their subjects

75 3D-printed shells from recycled car bumpers, chalk, latex_192” x 2” x 108”_2016

“searching for metaphors with masses to match the weight of their subjects” is an installation comprising of 3D-printed printed shells made from scrap car bumpers inspired by Gaston Bachelard’s description of a shell as “a coiling vital principle.” The drawn imagery was produced by means of a custom bitmap that combines a ‘tumbling block’ pattern, a site-specific image from the gallery in which it was shown, and the molecular structure of the car bumper plastic (ABS, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene). The title of the work was taken from a two-line poem written by the artist, titled “metaphorical weight.”

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