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Aaron Badham
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Faculty Sponsor: Eric Lintala

Polychrome inflated steel, MDF, rubber spray
46 x 46 x 12 in.

Artist Statement

My work draws on ideas of play, experiential learning, and manual investigation in relation to mechanics. Using chromatically colored, inflated steel fabrications in conjunction with MDF constructions and spray rubber, I create toy-like abstractions of machine parts and tools. My interest lies in the personal connections and responsibilities we hold toward these physical systems. While examining the significance of corporeal immersion in a hard reality, I balance the idiosyncratic reflexes of artistic process with diligent craftsmanship.