TNG 557

Lucy is an example of a work that is not reliant on a central static object to establish a focal point for the viewer. In part, Lucy defuses the conventional theme of the centralized body typical of traditional sculpture. The repetition of Lucy’s modulation creates a situation that has no central point of reference. The repetition or multiple is correlated with the formation of the material used in the fabrication of the objects. The purpose of continuing this repetition is to recall the process of fabricating the objects. The strategy of Lucy is set in the actions of rolling, unrolling, folding and lifting as implied in the structure and as an actual activity. The activities imposed on the forms extend the objective of supplying warmth within the work.

The weight, mass and measure of Lucy are determined by industry and then modulated according to the possibilities of my physical capacity. The material dictates these operations in relation to the limitations of the body. Lucy’s fabrication directs the activities placed upon the continued morphing of the material, from being carried to unroll to fold to unfold to fold to carry to unroll etc. The weight of the material is condensed or spread thin by energy expelled by the body.

The form is expanded from a central point to include a system or cycle of addition, subtraction, warmth and transfer of energy. This activity focuses the objects into one cohesive whole that is continuously morphing in relation to my body.

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