Precarity Structures

These sculptures are from a long-term project I amworking on called ‘Longing for [Steady-State] Creep Rupture.’ It will contain 20-30 objects that represent social and economic control. Steady-state is the second phase of creep rupture, or the process in which infrastructure material or machine components degrade over time due to stress. It is also a double entendre holding desire. How might we have systems collapse without total anarchy? The making process of these sculptures will amplify an affect of precarity, pushing against the limits of what’s structurally possible in their given material and capture states near stress failure, such as clay melting into twisted forms or approaching failure.

Photography credit: Matthew Bailey

Study for creep rupture 02 & 03

Glazed ceramic, steel, brass
14” x 16” x 8”
11” x 10.5” x 5.5”

Study for creep rupture 01

Glazed ceramic
19.5” x 12.5” x 12.5”