Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The beginning of chairwork

These polaroids were the first acts of working with the chairs. I had been looking the work of Walker Evans and reading about the southern United States between the Civil War and the Depression. There seems to been a on going conflict with modernity and nostalgia. Finding the everyday kitchen chair and deconstructing it seemed to be the way to talk about this conflict. Evans resolved it in his photographs with a slight surrealistic pop in various images. I felt that the balance between surrealism and the past would be an interesting way to make a chair.

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