Benjamin Gaucher's avatar Benjamin Gaucher

The piece, 6:15, confronts the topic of compulsive hoarding through the traditional medium of relief sculpture. The frame that surrounds the work represents a world trying to contain the objects within it yet ultimately fails. As a result the objects fall out of the frame/relief like a waterfall onto the floor and into the viewer's space. The tradition of relief sculpture is usually a sculptor's version of painting and not meant to be seen in the round. With this work, I wanted to break that tradition and symbolize how the illness of hoarding breaks the tradition of a habitable environment. This project allowed me to explore different shape and texture realtionships that I would not have thought of with a different sculpture. Though this contemporary topic will allow the viewer to be drawn into the piece, the characteristics of good sculpture: form, composition, and drawing ultimately lead to its success.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 2
  • Medium: resin
  • Width: 5
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 6