International Sculpture Center
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Ryan Mandell

Airport, 2006. Cast hydrostone, MDF, wood, paper, 6' x 12' x 12".

The psychological state of a society is illuminated by the structures it creates and how those structures are used. My sculpture employs scaleddown and streamlined versions of existing architectural forms re-contextualized or re-presented so that their potential for social influence becomes more evident. Repeated architectural choices around the world reveal a set of universal concerns and desires: modularity, order, efficiency, and convenience. The sculptural objects I create call into question the validity of adopting these characteristics as ideals.

Indiana University
Faculty Sponsor: Galo Moncayo