Research / Design / Video

Principles of Disappearance

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The Principles of Disappearance was made in the Fall of 2016 as an introductory project to SAIC’s woodshop and sewing machines. The assignment was to create a table and soft sculpture that went together.

This was both my first time working with wood, and with soft sculpture. It features a hand-dyed back drop, a whale carcass made from silk, felted cockles, and other small crafted pieces; along with wooden legs carved into organic forms and textured using a router, upon which a tabletop made of ice sat.

I would also consider this my first experience with set design. I had a particular vision for what I wanted this piece to look like, and I did not want to lose out on any of the control over the work. I designed everything from the smallest cluster of seeds to the backdrop upon which it rests.

The project was environmental at its core, providing a commentary on global warming and the melting ice caps. A time lapse video of the table top melting all over the oceanic scene was the final product. Music made by my partner, Parker Owen.

Cargo Collective 2017 — Frogtown, Los Angeles