Generally, the Corrosion sculptures are explorations of the changes and movements that occur over long periods of time to objects, mostly inanimate, and the personification or anthropomorphization our human perceptions tend to place upon them as they age.
More specifically, they are abstractions of the deformations that dust might make on an old picture, that moss and rust might create on an abandoned piece of metal or that illness and age might make upon our memories. They are interpretations of how nature, time and clouded memory keep control of our man-made surroundings no matter how much we clean, pill-pop, rebuild, scrape off, spray or kill.
Photos by Lori Reilly
The Aspirin Box Leaks:
Meditation on a Cranberry Bog:
The Flower and the Beach:
Attacking the Moth:
Bugged Bread Box:
Locket and Coral:
I also feel a strong connection between these sculptures and this:
“Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday’s home page. When nobody’s around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you to go bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up there is twice as much of it. It always gets more and more. No one can win against kipple, except temporarily and maybe in one spot.”
~Philip K. Dick ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’
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