From Afar It Is an Island

Alisha Wessler's avatar Alisha Wessler

Composed of more than 100 individual objects, Wessler's work explores the avenue of possibilities of sculpture through installation. Rather than creating a singular, large-scale piece as the focus of the viewer's experience, she offers the opportunity to explore dozens of objects as one might encounter them in a museum environment filled with display cases. Each of Wessler's objects merit consideration in its own right but the sum total of the entire installation creates a profound experience as if encountering remnants of another culture or historical event. The artist shares: From Afar It Is an Island pays tribute to designer Bruno Munari's book of the same title, which explores perception of and possibilities with small objects. “Stones are like small worlds,” reads a caption accompanying a crisp black and white photograph of a stone resembling a speckled planet, “If you look at them well, you discover many things: images, stories, strange markings.”

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  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: mixed
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  • Year created: 2013
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