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Spring 2012


I created this piece to explore mass and illusion. I ended up discovering questions about perception in general and how the human brain is limited by senses. My work entailed research and creation of small drafts. Finally, I executed my knowledge to create a large installation piece I displayed in the Campus Center for an Art Opening. My piece itself was an 8’x3’x8’’ mitered box made from ¾’’ insulation foam. I glued this box together with support ribs inside and then coated it with a layer of primer. I then painted the slab with black acrylic and coated the surface with fine graphite powder. Finally, I TIG welded some chain along what would be the bottom face of the slab to make it look under tension, and wrapped the rest of the chain in a loop around the piece and hung it by the free ends from the ceiling.

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