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Gregory Witt

Surface with Sticks #3, 2007. Mixed media, 32" x 50" x 70".

What interests me about boats is the precise, but intuitive construction of a form that reflects the naturally occurring system in which it functions. I like this as a process. I make a few guesses about how I think nature ought to work, then start an experiment that’s not so much about testing theories as it is about building something to function within a world defined by them. Eventually this world runs into reality, things don’t work, and I have to alter my ideas to be more compatible with nature. Once things start working, a functioning apparatus is completed.

Carnegie Mellon University
Faculty Sponsor: Patricia Bellan-Gillen