Fluid Shapes

  • Fluid Shape 12, Special project at Sunnyside Juried Art Show. 183cm x 102cm x 152cm, 72″ x 40″ x 60″ inches. Cardboard, newspaper, art/Japanese paper, wheat paste. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 10. Special project at Sunnyside Juried Art Show. 91cm x 91cm x 102cm, 36″ x 36″ x 40″ inches. Cardboard, newspaper, art/Japanese paper, wheat paste. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 13. 38cm x 20cm x 51cm, 15″ x 8″ x 20″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2014.
  • Fluid Shape 8. 50cm x 30cm x 25cm, 20″ x 12″ x 10″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 7. 30cm x 25cm x 25cm, 12″ x 10″ x 10″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013
  • Fluid Shape 6. 13cm x 8cm x 5cm, 5″ x 3″ x 2″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 5. 30cm x 20cm x 15cm, 12″ x 8″ x 6″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 4. 15cm x 20cm x 25cm, 6″ x 8″ x 10″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 3. 25cm x 25cm x 15cm, 10″ x 10″ x 6″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 2. 30cm x 10cm x 13cm, 12″ x 4″ x 5″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 1. 16cm x 10cm x 20cm, 6″ x 4″ x 8″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 1. 16cm x 10cm x 20cm, 6″ x 4″ x 8″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 2. 30cm x 10cm x 13cm, 12″ x 4″ x 5″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 3. 25cm x 25cm x 15cm, 10″ x 10″ x 6″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 4. 15cm x 20cm x 25cm, 6″ x 8″ x 10″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 5. 30cm x 20cm x 15cm, 12″ x 8″ x 6″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 6. 13cm x 8cm x 5cm, 5″ x 3″ x 2″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 7. 30cm x 25cm x 25cm, 12″ x 10″ x 10″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013
  • Fluid Shape 8. 50cm x 30cm x 25cm, 20″ x 12″ x 10″ inches. Luan, paper, acrylic, tung oil. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 10. Special project at Sunnyside Juried Art Show. 91cm x 91cm x 102cm, 36″ x 36″ x 40″ inches. Cardboard, newspaper, art/Japanese paper, wheat paste. 2013.
  • Fluid Shape 12, Special project at Sunnyside Juried Art Show. 183cm x 102cm x 152cm, 72″ x 40″ x 60″ inches. Cardboard, newspaper, art/Japanese paper, wheat paste. 2013.

Making of the pieces was guided by my experimentation with attempting to capture change or fluidity as an aesthetic. Through bending and reforming of luan plywood past its breaking point, the material transcends its original function(nality) becoming a sculptural object. Certain areas of the sculptural objects are smoothed over, hiding the fishers and cracks, while others are only painted or left entirely alone. This work stems from my interest in understanding the human relationship with our surroundings, in particular in our ability to transform it to suit our needs. Guided by ideas of betterment and progress, our interaction with the natural environment has transformed it entirely, and allowed us to thrive unlike no other species before. At the same time our activities have brought into question the very idea of ‘what is natural’ and has put as, as a species, at existential risk.