Unruly gestures

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Kathleen Robinson (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Patricia Wasserboehr

Abstract: In a search to connect more deeply with my environment, sense of place and what it means to care for it, I construct teetering, suspended structures that investigate the complex, sometimes invisible links between all things. Inspired by moments of odd ingenuity that happen when the typical solution breaks down, I work without a fully predetermined pattern or set of plans, piecing together wooden scraps, strings, matchsticks, broken glass, and other found objects, responding to space and material relationships as they develop. Working this way leaves the pieces vulnerable to each other and external forces. If one part fails, so do many others. In my practice, I reference ecosystems and the intimate relationships that form webs between parts in an effort to mimic and embody those ties, those webs of reciprocation - so I test, react and intuitively construct pieces until a whole emerges.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2016
Daily ingenuity, Ecosystems, Found material, Installation art, Interconnected, Precarious
Found objects (Art)
Mixed media (Art)
Installations (Art)

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