Sleepers

2011 ArtPrize Entry
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Sculptural drawing. This piece goes back to an earlier style of mine; crosshatched ink lines on layered, white, shaped, cutout planes. It has the added element of the framed landscape background of my current work. Whatever the idea, my work has always been about the conflict between sculptural objects that exist in real space and images that, divided from the rest of the world by a frame, create their own reality. Here, line becomes volume creating an illusion of depth that is belied by flat, cutout shapes. In my work, people and objects emerge from vast spaces, hinting at a narrative. All of my figures are slightly uninterested in what they are doing and aware that there is life outside their canvas. They look beyond their empty landscapes, over the shoulder of the viewer and begin to move into the world. The piece pictured is almost finished. More subtle, crosshatched color will be added.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3
  • Medium: Ink on wood
  • Width: 6
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 7

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  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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