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Element

Kjersti Sletteland

Reference

SAS0115_001

Year

2018

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 23
Length: 62
Depth: 23

Materials

Jesmonite

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Element is taking its shape from architectural details you find in grand old houses. This is a series made in response to an interest in décor and the human impulse it is to fill objects and spaces with ornaments. This piece is based around the theme of a cornice, but the corner is moved further into the wall and as such creating a 3d shape. The repeated shape is ambiguous pointing to something perhaps bodily; one response is that it is commenting on the masculinity of this type of architecture

Thematic/contextual information

The piece is meant to go into a dialogue with the space it is put in. It makes an interesting contrast to both a modern building and the old grand style.

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