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Sofa Sculpture at Scale, Hand-Formed Sheet Steel by Trisha Cheeney, 2015

31,700.00
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Sofa Sculpture at Scale, Hand-Formed Sheet Steel by Trisha Cheeney, 2015

31,700.00

Made of strong, lacquered, 18-gauge sheet steel and inspired by the swift, careful hand of the leathersmith, Trisha Cheeney's 2015 sofa sculpture entitled That's Where He Used to Sit relates a dialogue between material and maker. Cheeney set out to create familiar forms with lingering impressions of the human body, made from otherwise cold and hardened materials. The presence of the body is palpable in the work — not only in the impression of an anonymous inhabitant, but also in the mark of the artist’s hand. Cheeney describes the process of creating this piece as “an exhilarating act — a physical, violent, and arduous undertaking that manifested itself in a most tender and elegant form.”

Trisha Cheeney is an emerging artist and designer living in Baltimore. She studied sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Deeply devoted to craft, Cheeny is a national finalist for the Windgate Fellowship — one of the most prestigious craft awards in the United States. Much of Cheeney’s work is highly informed by material and traditional methods of making. Through both the execution of her work and the content of the work itself, Cheeney celebrates the joys of the craftsmen, calling for a revival of this spirit in modern society and a reawakening of the human urge to create.

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

Hand-CraftedSteel,  Lacquered

 

DIMENSIONS

46 in.Hx96 in.Wx40 in.D

117 cmHx244 cmWx102cmD

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Made of strong, lacquered, 18-gauge sheet steel and inspired by the swift, careful hand of the leathersmith, Trisha Cheeney's 2015 sofa sculpture entitled That's Where He Used to Sit relates a dialogue between material and maker. Cheeney set out to create familiar forms with lingering impressions of the human body, made from otherwise cold and hardened materials. The presence of the body is palpable in the work — not only in the impression of an anonymous inhabitant, but also in the mark of the artist’s hand. Cheeney describes the process of creating this piece as “an exhilarating act — a physical, violent, and arduous undertaking that manifested itself in a most tender and elegant form.”

Trisha Cheeney is an emerging artist and designer living in Baltimore. She studied sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Deeply devoted to craft, Cheeny is a national finalist for the Windgate Fellowship — one of the most prestigious craft awards in the United States. Much of Cheeney’s work is highly informed by material and traditional methods of making. Through both the execution of her work and the content of the work itself, Cheeney celebrates the joys of the craftsmen, calling for a revival of this spirit in modern society and a reawakening of the human urge to create.

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES

Hand-CraftedSteel,  Lacquered

 

DIMENSIONS

46 in.Hx96 in.Wx40 in.D

117 cmHx244 cmWx102cmD