Torn up from the concrete floor, this piece juxtaposes the clean polished veneer of the architectural surface with the organic roots below. UPROOT was made for a sculptural installation at the Yale School of Art’s Sculpture Building.
The development of a structured mold set into a bed of roughly formed dirt allows for the smooth top and the roughly undulating underside. The frame was developed digitally to express geometric triangulations in contrast to the concrete, while assuring rigidity to accommodate the weight of the seat and user.
Concrete, Steel, Earth
18.5″ x 9.5″ x 15″