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Ben Suga
Rutgers University
Faculty Sponsor: Patrick Strzelec

Installation Shot
Clay, concrete, rebar
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement

The construction site is a physical imposition on the landscape, a wound that instigates a reexamination of human and geological time. After work shuts down for the day, samples of excavated clay are taken and brought back to the studio, refined, and fired until they begin to slump and liquefy. At this point of breakdown, the kiln is shut off, and the pieces solidify into permanent representations of mutability.