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Timothy Humphrey
California State University, Long Beach
Faculty Sponsors: Bryan Corckett

Reclamation #7, 2012
Found Object, Carved and Steam Bent Walnut
with Hand Rubbed Oil and Urethan Finish,
16" x 9" x 13"

Artist Statement

I collect discarded objects with damaged and missing parts and fabricate prosthetic additions to re-complete them. Creating these sculptural stand-ins for corporeality involves a cathartic response to injury, sometimes satirical, sometimes poignant. The mended forms do not recover an ideal state—the prostheses attest to wear and abuse, acknowledging history and the realities of lifespan.