Reconsidered, Reconfigured, Recycled

June 4, 2020

"I have used found objects in some of my work before – beach stones, driftwood and other earth materials – but with the Reconsidered series, I am using a man-made object for the first time. This pulp paper packaging fascinates me as elegant art objects of their own: the rough texture of the paper waste; its casually cast form, loosely molded to cradle a precious thing. Already in their third iteration – tree to paper to packaging – and created for the sole purpose of safe handling before disposal, they demand to be admired and transformed again. This is where I come into the picture, to continue the life cycle, to reconsider and reconfigure them as permanent bronze sculptures. To create new artifacts that reflect both our cast-off culture and our ingenuity." - J.T. Gibson

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