Ripple Effect

10 x 10 feet, 2011
discarded neoprene sponge gasket centers

This work utilizes the discarded foam centers of industrial gaskets. Through repeated connective processes, these seemingly insignificant items form expressive accumulations, resembling patterns and shapes found in the natural world.

The work was made under the auspices of Blue Sky Project, a summer residency program in Dayton, Ohio that partnered professional artists with teenagers in order to create collaborative works of art. Our group labored with materials to create new forms from the city’s industrial sidestream. The project would not have been possible without their heroic patience, trust, and ability to turn anything into a fabulous game.