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category:  Apocalyptic Archaeology
Lost at Sea

This artwork is on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in the exhibition Otherworldly: Optical Delusions and Small Realities.

My approach is open-ended. I set up a few structural rules with a limited kit of elements, from which the work grows intuitively. Miniaturization allows me to propose projects of impossible scope and scale while maintaining a sense of believability. A scale model presents an alternate, improved reality; it conveys authority and the presence of a well-intentioned plan. Or it can revel in ambiguity, lending its persuasive credibility to a half-baked, preposterous scheme.

Courtesy of the artist.  Some photos courtesy Ed Watkins.

Materials: 

Paper pulp, gatorfoam, styrofoam, acrylic paint, flock, paper, sponge, rope, hardware