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2002 Installation, Analytical Model, and Drawings

The installation, scaled to relate to the body of the viewer, focused on sculptor Walter Pichler's metaphorical relationships between the human figure, materials, architecture, and the landscape. The model is comprised of two joined wooden structures each of which houses a stele and a plaster cast of the airspace within the structures. 1:1 charcoal drawings of the sculptures were made to explore their anthropomorphic qualities.

Project Team

Design: Angel Steger, Sydney Shremser, Sanghoon Lee, Elizabeth Tullos, Ana Calle, Ana Goldstein, Joonsik Kim, Bulut Cebeci, Kyle Sheffield, and Margot Tsim
Drawings: Angel Steger
Critic: Kyna Leski

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Views of the two wooden structures. The fabric veils represented the floor plan of the area the scultures were installed in.
Additional views of the installation. The mahoghany platform represents the ground, which the structures balance upon using rectangular foundation stones. The structures, inspired by traditional barn-building techniques, also feature side openings that reveal the abstractly humanoid sculptures within.
The outline of the surrounding buildings was shaped using hanging fabric panels. At right, the cable structure holding up the fabric is visible.
As part of the installation, a detailed plaster casting of the interior volumes of the structure was created. An extruded silhouette of the scupture can be seen, illustrating the insertion of the sculpture into that space.
Images of the male and female models of the sculture being housed in the structures. The models are constructed using a similar process to the actual scupture: first by creating a base skeleton, filling it with musculature padding, then skinning in in a metal-based enamel. The male model has a much more solid connection to its wooden base, whereas the female sculpture is more ethereal an has its own plinth.
Fullscale drawings of the male and female sculptures, using the human body as an anatomical reference for the proportions. Drawings by Angel Steger.
Drawings illustrating the layering process of creating the scuptures: base skeleton, musculature, and skin. Drawings by Angel Steger.