A Float Sculpture by Eileen Braun


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A Float

Eileen Braun

United States


Size: 32 W x 21 H x 15 D in

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Art Description

Sculpture: Fiber, Wax, Paper, Found Objects, Textile on Other, Paper, Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric), Wood.

My work is heavily influenced by my interest in nurture and science. As a child, dinnertime conversations were a blend of my mother attending to our growing family needs and my father sharing updates from the scientific community – specifically his occupation: testing metallurgical samples – often by x-ray.
My current sculptural work in many ways blends these two. I create biomorphic forms (species) that appear to be communicating human-like emotional needs < nurture>. These newly formed organisms represent a new species conjured in my studio by cross-breeding insects, fish and vegetation. Their skeletal hulls revealing a phase of their life cycle, living in colonies. One can contemplate their offstage evolution: the desiccated hull revealing germ, the pending emergence of new life from chrysalis. The ectoplasm now peeling away from the structure, miraculously composed of metal, revealed .
I came to this new mixed use of materials when frustrated with the limits clay- my previous material of choice, had put on my creative exploration. I spent time looking at all forms of visual art, visiting art and hardware stores – accumulating potential materials. . My home studio is now filled with an accumulation of materials awaiting me. Months of experimentation led me to this juncture. I enjoy the tactile manipulation of materials as the form grows in my hands. The unexpected leaps as the work diverts from my initial drawing plan. My mind and hands delve into the cornucopia of delights accumulated through visual references and physical supplies awaiting to be transmogrified.