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Gabriel Strader-Brown
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Faculty Sponsor: Aristotle Georgiades

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Welded Steel rod, black enamel spray paint
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Artist Statement

My work reconstructs familiar, vernacular forms from the urban environment. These sculptures in welded steel, forged metal, carved wood, and cast materials take the form of memorable and iconic objects such as a postbox or a fire hydrant, though they display significant alterations. I am interested in functional design and how it is directed at particular societies. I accentuate these designs, and their ideologies, by recontextualizing them and elevating them to the level of appreciated display.