carved plaster sculptures, artist book, custom shelf
Thicket is part of the larger project, The Stand (Possessing Powers), which grapples with sculptural traditions as they relate to American history, gender, and form. In this series, each of my carved plaster sculptures takes on a major work by Hiram Powers (1805-1873), once considered the Father of American Sculpture. Thicket focuses on the supporting elements in Power's sculptures of Eve. Installation views show the work installed at the Institute for the Humanities Gallery at University of Michigan. The book contains photographs, collage, archival research, and poems by Davy Knittle.
List of works:
The Stand: Eve Disconsolate, 2013 (carved plaster, 69 x 26 x 26 inches)
The Stand: Eve Tempted, 2013 (carved plaster, 72 x 25 x 25 inches)
Thicket book, 2013 (6.5 x 8.5 inches, 42 pages, edition of 500)