Unfinished Sentences, 2007. Concrete, 94" x 22" x 22".
Although my work is influenced by the urban
environment, it is also fed by a connection to the
rural, wooded landscapes in which I grew up.
Recently I’ve been making concrete structures
using methods associated with foundation pouring
techniques, the ancient Greek way of constructing
columns, the formation of sedimentary
layers, and the work of gravity. I’m thinking about
the forms inherent in the accumulation and passage
of time, specifically focusing on layering and
the building up of a larger form through the
stacking of multiple elements. I’ve tried to make
physical the relationships of space between the
body and specific forms, colors, scales, and materials.
Faculty Sponsor: Sachiko Akiyama