3d pen-formed Plastic, Flex-foam, Pigment, Acrylic, Digital Print, Nylon filament, steel wire, powder coat.
by Jodi Stuart
My work explores the ‘super synthetic’ look of the digital technologies
that saturate our lives, in relation to tactile and sensory experience. I
aim to subvert the materials and tools of high-tech culture by using
laborious and tactile processes. The forms in this diorama are influenced by animated computer models of microscopic processes in cells, created by Harvard Medical School’s ‘Biovisions’ program in the early 2000s. My sculptural forms are made using the plastic filaments intended for 3d digital printing. By using a ‘3dpen’ I have replaced the computer with the human hand in a kind of nostalgic gesture. Through this combination of materials and forms I want to create an uneasy optical space where craft traditions such as weaving, knitting, basket making are juxtaposed with abstracted virtual space and biomorphic forms.
Jodi Stuart – was born in 1971 and grew up in a small town on the East
Coast of New Zealand. She attained a Bachelor of Visual Arts from
Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland in 1999, and an MFA from
Auckland University in 2001. Jodi moved to the United States with her
family in 2010 and currently lives in Denver where she has recently
completed a summer artist residency at The Museum of Outdoor Arts.
As well as exhibiting in her home country of New Zealand, Jodi
has exhibited in California, Colorado, Michigan, Maryland, Texas,
Washington and Wyoming.