Monday, October 1, 2012

Material Accumulation

We already looked at the work of several artists who use accumulation and repetition to transform our understanding of a material (or re-Present it to us in a new way), or where the accumulation of material over time has strong metaphoric significance. Here are a few more examples:

 A traditional nkisi figure (Congo), 19th century:

Coins nailed to a Washya Dyo or Danteshwori shrine in Kathmandu (to alleviate toothaches)

Pipe Cleaner sculptures of Trevor and Ryan Oakes:

The work of Lauren Clay:

 Judy Colella:

Olivia Lee:

 and the work of Petah Coyne:

Shinique Smith,

Emily Nachison,

and Marjolein Dalinga:

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