Rigid Wave

 

 

2002

Encaustic, oil, aluminum, copper

24" x 80" x 20"

 

 

 

 

Rigid Wave explores the expressive possibilities of industrial materials. It is composed of thousands of fins of thin aluminum held together by copper tubes, like the gills of some post-industrial breathing apparatus. I imagine the piece to be taking on air. I was first drawn to this industrial material for its basic qualities: toughness, rawness and sense of mass, and at the same time I found the surface was sensitive to mark-making.

 
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