This piece was created for a found object assignment in Sculpture I at Brevard College. At a second hand shop, I found a home deli meat slicer and knew that I had my object. The quote-shaped part that housed the gears inspired the rest of the design. The metal guard at the bottom has a unique reflective quality, like seeing things through a dream-like haze that mixes past and present. The plywood circles are curved to resemble slices of pepperoni, referring back to the object’s original purpose.
20 in by 18 in by 9 in, acrylic paint, plywood, food slicer parts, 2011.
The idea was that in dreams, sometimes, we are no longer in our beds asleep, but rather dancing above and beyond in a world like our own but rearranged. I started with the idea of a fellow rising and falling simultaneously while dancing in a suave fashion. And so, I cut out images of Fred Astaire and though he was brilliant it wasn’t quite what I was after. At the local thrift shop, I found some old patterns for pajamas that had the image I was after. From there it took off, with the area of the vinyl album cover and a book with photos of the interiors of old homes. Occasionally, I discovered a reason to use metallic paints and I do.
10 in by 8 in mixed media collage, 2011.
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