Week 12 Artist Conversation

Artist: Sage Garver

Exhibition: N/A

Media:  Sculpture

Gallery: Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery

Website:  N/A

Instagram: N/A

 

About the Artist

On November 9, 2016 I interviewed Sage Garver. She is trying to earn her B.F.A in Sculpture. However, Sculpture was not her first preference as a major, instead, it was Studio Art. She decided to declare her major as Sculpture because she found out that she enjoyed it more. The time and effort in doing sculptures are more meaningful to her. This semester will be her last at California State University of Long Beach.

Formal Analysis

When I walked in the gallery, I first noticed things on the wall. The things that were on were on the wall had different shapes and sizes, yet they were all white. Then there was a middle piece that was hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the room, at a first glance it looked like if it was made out of gold. Then there was a sphere in the center of the chains. The last thing that I noticed is that there was a fork that was dangling from the golden chains. Other than that everything else was white, except for hat was in the middle of the room.

Content Analysis

The objects that were white that were attached to the wall were made out of foam. Garver used a software program to create them. The she used a machine to cut out the pieces that were made out of foam. The pieces that look like that they are coming out of the wall are supposed to resemble the illnesses that took a toll on her body. For example, she has had asthma, anemia, and other complications. She attached these pieces to the wall by using dry compound and nails, so that they can stick to the walls. As for the middle piece that is dangling is made out of plastic. It is supposed resemble the nucleus. Finally, the fork that is dangling from the chain symbolizes the food and nutrients that one can consume.

Synthesis/My Experience

At first when I walked in the gallery it reminded me of the ocean. All the pieces that were on the wall I thought about the shells and the sea weed. Then I turned and saw the paper and then I noticed that these pieces on the wall look like illnesses when scientists look at it under a microscope, which I found pretty cool. Then it reminded me how many illnesses there are out there that drain our body, but we should not let the illness take over our body, instead, people should eat and take in the nutrients that they need to keep on fighting to survive and get better.

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