NEW GROWTH: STRATUM FIELD, 2011
New Growth: Stratum Field was a sight specific work commissioned by the Savannah College of Art and Design for the inaugural exhibition of the SCAD Museum of Art and designed to converse with the museum’s unique 290 foot long gallery space. The massive sculptural installation was constructed out of sheets of opal translucent honeycomb panels. It resembled a kind of meandering topographical map and like other ‘stratum’ works operated at once as landscape and architectural model to suggest a merging of the natural and the built environment.
The sculpture consisted of multiple three-dimensional forms, each built with stacked horizontal planes that appeared capable of compression or expansion. Cut and arranged in a complex pattern, and suspended and dispersed throughout the space, each form also suggested something solid -perhaps even carved. In the same way that an exterior shape were articulated through gradual terracing on outside curves, puddle-like shapes cut within each plane when stacked created cavern-like regions. Viewed from below these negative spaces read like erosions or portals.
Stratum Field, 2011
curated by Laurie Ann Farrel
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, GA
polycarbonate, aircraft cable