wire, crashed cans
Limited Edition (1/5)
Dimensions: Height 60in, Width 72in, Depth 0.5in / 14.00 lb
Fit for Outdoor? Yes but colors will fade with time and sculpture will be aluminum color on one side.
All That Shines Under The Dirt is an immersive installation composed of giant flowers made out of found crashed cans in one of the Detroit 's neighborhood. I made 19 large scale flowers (inspired by drawings made by kids and people of the neighborhood on the floor of a local art space ) and 1 Rainbow.. I collected and washed crashed cans for about 20 months. There's a video documentation, if you are interested. I assembled all the flowers mechanically using wire, can by can. After many failed approaches I found a way to assemble the cans that was stable. The sculpture has 2 facings different from each other. It's meant to hang from the ceiling. I like it suspended but it can also be mounted on the wall.
I am self thought. My background is in dance but my hands like to assemble structures with all kinds of materials.
I work mostly with trash or disposable objects. I see trash as energy.
Trash/Litter is here to stay but I can make it beautiful. People walk by it and don't see it. Even when people see my sculptures they don't realize it's trash; they think I crash the cans by hands.
Artist Statement for the project.
All That Shines Under The Dirt is what catches my eyes, sparks of light under the dirt, dormant energy lost in space, traces of human behavior which I sense and have a desire to gather. I feel if I assemble all this energy together into a new form I will understand something about myself my surroundings and our human fragility. It’s also my desire to pick up the disposable and give it a second chance to be seen.