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Ornamental Invasion

Emily Moores's avatar Emily Moores

I use materials, ornamentation, location and size as a means of processing two main themes: western society’s role in the degradation of nature and western society’s historical disparagement of anything that may be understood as ‘feminine’.Manufactured materials such as paper, plaster and wire imitate vegetation, not recreating a plant or specific organism, but rather mimicking the way some of the natural world grows. My installation at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (show in the first 3 photos above) occupies a corner on the first floor and descends into the staircase. The clusters of paper and plaster are shoved off into an unused corner behind a pillar, quietly encroaching into the gallery. In the stairwell, the viewer stands below the installation on a small platform with the paper and patterned towering above his/her head. Rather than gaze upon the installation from one vantage point, my goal is for the viewer to look at it from different locations in the gallery.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
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  • Medium: Paper, Plaster, Wood, Wire
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  • Year created: 2014
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