International Sculpture Center

   

 

MATTHEW GERRING

Moon, Embroidery on black technical nylon, 9', 2005

My work is distinctly material-based, with a strong emphasis on labor and craft. However, my craft does not stem directly from any particular tradition, and my labor is of question­able value. My map of the moon, based on Victorian dark ground maps, is executed in machine embroidery on black technical nylon. It demonstrates how science has deconstructed magical celestial bodies in an attempt to "know" them. Description itself can be a sort of colonization.

California College of the Arts
Faculty Sponsor: Mark Takiguchi, Kathleen Larisch