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Monday, February 14, 2011

Inverted Dunes - Exhibited at the Sultan Gallery's 50/20 Exhibition, Kuwait...


Tomorrow the second half of the 50/20 Exhibition at Kuwait's Sultan Gallery opens. The exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Kuwait's independence. Our contribution for the exhibit is titled 'Inverted Dunes' which, as the title might suggest, consists of a set of laser-cut reliefs of imaginary concave dunes 'viewed' from a macro, meso and micro scale.

During the last few weeks we've been working a lot with molds with my students, which as tacit artifacts are (instead of being mere secondary form givers to the protagonist object) very engaging in their own right. These molds, and the processes involved in making them, have probably been an influence on these works...

The works are all 18 x 24 cm, and are made in limited editions of 10...

The opening takes place from 7-9 PM...

All the pieces were made at the Digital Fabrication Lab at VCUQ...











2 comments:

ghadah alkandari said...

they are so abstract and photorealist at the same time. i especially love the last one. i really can't wait to see these in person, face to dune.

Thomas said...

Thanks Ghadah...

Some of the pieces (including the last one) has actual tunnels going through them..?! Hopefully the tungstens in the gallery will allow for the light to pass through/ bounce off the walls inside these cavities to provide the piece with an additional (granted very minute) dimension...