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7 chairs

The design of a chair can serve as a marker of a particular era, or a manifestation of a certain historical moment. In the “7 Chairs” series, I use my late 20th century lawn furniture and three tractor seat stools as armatures for imaginary 3-dimensional landscapes woven from materials close at hand – colorful rope and scraps of fabric become gravity-defying underwater-like worlds, mountain ranges, escape hatches, refuges. While ordinary chairs allow the human form to defy gravity by offering support, “7 chairs” are themselves topsy-turvy, existing in a world of the unexpected. Where floating is an option, new perspectives can be gained. The very definition of stability shifts, and transformation becomes possible.

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