11 December 2010

Construction/Installation piece, Untitled

An edge is a place between places. It is defined not by what it is but by what surrounds it. It is the void between places. The edge of wall is where the wall meets the air, meets the floor, meets the window sill, meets the door.

This construction is an undertaking triggered by an elective course I took at MIAD entitled Water; one can guess what the focus of the semester was. The project consists of sculpture and installation, using wooden pieces to map the Mississippi River and its defining edge along the Midwestern states. The piece is assembled from 2,122 (give or take a few) fragments of wood, standing about one and a half inches off the wall, just over one inch wide, and spans a wall length of twenty-four feet, leaving a little breathing room on the sides.