About Gina Telcocci
My grounding in the visual & physical world is where I begin as a sculptor. I collect visual ideas & materials, organize them, & manipulate substances - wood, reed, wire, plaster, wax, found objects, etc. Interpreting and understanding the resulting artifacts is really the last stage of the cycle, and feeds into the next cycle, and so on. My sculptural forms are mostly simple - organic or geometric, and almost always hollow, with openings. The notion of interior volumes that are at least obliquely accessible to the viewer is important. They suggest to me something about our interior & exterior lives as creatures on the planet. Visible structure is a recurring tactic, as well as a significant theme, in my work. I am consistently attracted to the elegance of grids, lattices, and woven patterns. I see them as a reference to the human impulse to organize and create our world - coaxing order out of chaos. Using these linear structures, and seeing how they have been used throughout human history, gives me a sense of kinship & continuity.