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transience

This series of work investigates the subject of transience.
The temporal quality of transience implies a fragile and vulnerable state of existence. The sculptures are constructed to prolong ephemeral phenomena or display the residue of their degenerating processes. The works are designed to reference antiquated technologies and scientific instruments. The resulting objects explore science’s endeavors to objectify and codify incorporeal subjects such as faith, theism, mortality, etc. In turn, the works imply the ways in which human thought and understanding evolve as newer models replace the obsolete technologies and knowledge.