Brant Raterink's avatar Brant Raterink

This sculpture looks to examine the relationship of that which is normally hidden, and how when exposed, the underlying beauty can often be greater than that of the original purpose. ”exposed” is created with two common building materials - plaster and wood lathe. The lathe has been salvaged from a current home renovation project that I have undertaken in 2011, my personal connection to this year’s entry. Normally hidden under finished plaster walls, the wood in this piece is exposed and allowed to create a raw, yet modern design aesthetic. Through the use of light and shadow, density and openness, combined with a perfect geometric grid the piece allows for personal interpretation by the viewer. What beauty do you see?

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: plaster and lathe
  • Width: 4
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 4