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Discovered Textual content Weaves New Narratives in Sculptures of Frequent Objects by Cecilia Levy

Discovered Textual content Weaves New Narratives in Sculptures of Frequent Objects by Cecilia Levy

Found Text Weaves New Narratives in Sculptures of Common Objects by Cecilia Levy



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#books
#dinnerware
#narrative
#paper
#sculpture
#sneakers

March 14, 2022

Grace Ebert

“Lena” (2015). All photos © Cecilia Levy, shared with permission

Artist Cecilia Levy (beforehand) carves particular person phrases and phrases from classic books that she then refashions into Mary Janes, fringed boots, and traditional tea units. As skinny as a single sheet of paper, her fragile, pasted sculptures weave blocks of texts into new patterns and contexts that add intrigue and depth to their on a regular basis varieties. The sourced materials “carries a number of narratives on the similar time, each within the content material itself and by the passing of time, as an example the place gentle and age have turned the sides of the paper brittle and brown. My works are additionally about this. They replicate my interior tales and reminiscences,” she tells Colossal.

Levy fashions lots of her items after gadgets discovered round her residence or by casting objects in a silicone mildew, although it’s not solely the form that guides the work however usually the prose itself. Phrases like “poësie,” for instance, nestle into the middle of a teacup piece by the identical identify, whereas different sculptures like “Lena” or “Rosa” could possibly be likened to narrative mazes that require navigating an array of phrases and phrases strung collectively in non-linear manners.

Primarily based in Sigtuna, Sweden, Levy has two items out there in her store and a number of other exhibits slated for this spring: her works might be on view at Homo Faber in Venice and two venues in Malmö, the Kind/Design Middle and at Southern Sweden Design Days. She’s at present engaged on a collection involving paper maché clay that she’ll exhibit subsequent yr at Konsthantverkarna in Stockholm. You possibly can see extra of Levy’s course of and works on Instagram.

 

“Hobo – Homeward Sure” (2012), e book pages, paste, string. 40 x 30 x 30 centimeters

“Rosa” (2015)

“Rosa” (2015)

“Tea for 2,” e book pages, wheat paste, concrete base, 15 x 40 x 40 centimeters. Photograph by Alvaro Campo

Element of “Hobo – Homeward Sure” (2012), e book pages, paste, string. 40 x 30 x 30 centimeters

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“Hobo – Homeward Sure” (2012), e book pages, paste, string. 40 x 30 x 30 centimeters

“Poësie” (2016), e book pages and wheatpaste, 9-centimeter cup, 13-centimeter saucer

#books
#dinnerware
#narrative
#paper
#sculpture
#sneakers

 

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