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Cast Off #3 (alternate view)
Cast Off #3 (alternate view)
cast concrete
2019

This, Cast Off, is part of a series of works produced as a rumination on the lives of materials, prompted by the artist’s attempt to understand and reconcile the disparate frames of time in which objects and our experiences with them exist. The convenience-driven plastics that pass through our lives – though some facilitate levels of technology, sanitation, and hygiene that radically improve our lives – might be touched only once, but may persist in the world for hundreds of years. Similarly, the use of concrete, which enables the sheer scale of our civilizations through its strength and malleability, is slowly shrinking the coastlines of the continents on which we build. Both materials exist in unparalleled possibility and longevity, though our perceptions of them differ wildly. This work seeks to understand these objects and materials by transforming them, by seeing them in new terms—perhaps in the way the rest of the natural world sees them, rather than how we do.