Grief

 

 

 

           As curator and a participating artist in “Fascination of Decay,” the series “Grief” was inspired by the premise of the book of the same title but mostly is based on the contemporary collection of photographs from the 100 Abandoned Houses Project by Detroit photographer Kevin Bauman.  Bauman’s photographs reflect a decayed city left by a decreasing population.  The houses depicted in the photographs are abandoned, overgrown, vandalized, and slowly wiped away.

          The series “Grief” looks to glamorize decay of all stages much like the artists in the book but uses contemporary, iconic imagery to do so.  Through color and presentation, each piece asks to be a permanent monument to the ruins around us today. 

Depression - Side View
Depression - Side View

24 in. x 13 in. x 20 in. Glazed Porcelain, Slump Body 2012

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Depression - Front View
Depression - Front View

24 in. x 13 in. x 20 in. Glazed Porcelain, Slump Body 2012

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Depression - Detail
Depression - Detail

24 in. x 13 in. x 20 in. Glazed Porcelain, Slump Body 2012

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Anger
Anger

20 in. x 14 in. x 20 in. Glazed Porcelain, Slump Body, Wood 2012

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Anger - Detail
Anger - Detail

20 in. x 14 in. x 20 in. Glazed Porcelain, Slump Body, Wood 2012

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Denial
Denial

14 in. x 17 in. x 29 in. Glazed Porcelain, Fabric, Wood 2012

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Denial
Denial

14 in. x 17 in. x 29 in. Glazed Porcelain, Fabric, Wood 2012

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Bargaining
Bargaining

10 in. x 9 in. x 15 in. Glazed Porcelain, Slump Body, Wood 2012

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Acceptance
Acceptance

12 in. x 14 in. x 12 in. Painted Porcelain Porcelain, Fabric, Wood 2012

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