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Ryan Aragon
Cornish College of the Arts
Faculty Sponsor: Bonnie Biggs

Phonesynthesis II, 2011
2 Schoenhut toy pianos, chairs, various edible, non-edible, and medicinal plants, pencil, wire, wood, lights, electrical components, 87" x 20.5" x 39"

Artist Statement

If the body is a machine, how is it made? If an instrument, how is it played? If a forest, how is it grown? My sculptures and videos, reflecting on everyday experiences, raise these kinds of questions. Like seeds, these ideas have the potential to take root and grow. The fruit will ripen, and these things will appear a bit more clearly in relation to everything else, as viewers thoughtfully participate in the work.