This small piece is a brief study which began with the inherent
identity crisis within this work. As these craft-based, enamel-painted,
fiberglass forms hang on the wall, supported by their own shadows,
the issue of “what is it” comes up. Is it craft; is
it fiber art; is it sculpture; does it want to be a painting? Is
identity, the true self, the end destination, the fiberglass object
or the shadow that it casts.
The smallest step to take in this question was to crochet a flat,
present it as a dimensional loop, and flatten it back out by treating
it as simple two-dimensional surface by painting a pattern on top
of the translucent body which enforced but also negated the pattern
crocheted into the fiber.
As math is an underlying principle in all of life, I like to utilize
it as conceptual and formal structure in my identity referential
abstractions. To make what appears a randomly generated pattern,
I followed a small part of the infinite number sequence which represents
Pi. That Pi denotes the ration of the circumference of a circle
is an added conceptual bonus in this blurring of formal lines.
When I finished the piece, I saw the yellow and orange marks as
minuscule notations that were super-magnified. Perhaps some sort
of a genetic or memory/psychological roadmap for this individual;
the necessary components to make it breathe. Nano, as measurement,
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