As my process progresses this pieces is becoming more and more defined as a prototype for a larger piece I am calling Sequential Suppression. My experiments and materials are leading more in this direction and away from my original idea, which was to have the books suspended in a tube like form. I wanted to use the epoxy resin to make a freestanding piece that resembled a test tube, but I haven't been about to find an armature of the right size made out of a material that can withstand an exothermic reaction. I am pleased with the layout of this piece, but I am still experimenting with the forms and what will work best with the epoxy resin.
Full Circle: No delayed pie day (3/14) pun intended
Binding and shaping the book forms was the main goal for this stage, but this presentation reminds me of another project I have that is still in the concept phase: sequential suppression. It started as a simple media study or inquiry into recurring circular forms. The end product of this drawing had a strong resemblance to petri dishes and culture studies of tissue samples.
This is an experimental piece for several much larger sculptures. This will be my first exploration into using epoxy resin as a way to stabilize and hold the book-forms together without the size restrictions of a jar. The concept for this body of work came from the most unlikely of sources.
While I enjoy the sculptural process I am often times weighted down with the daunting task of storing my larger pieces and by the thought of them sitting bins stacked in a storage closet. I came up with this idea while trying to figure out an aesthetically pleasing way to store my larger sculptural works.
This piece consist of 28 books created from the destruction of The New International Webster's Standard Dictionary. Archaic Inquiry is the title I'm using for any works created from old discarded dictionaries. Much like the prəˈzərv series these works are based off of knowledge that is no long utilized. These 28 books still need to be bound, stained and shaped before I begin my epoxy resin experiments.
I am not afraid to destroy pretty things