Natural Glitches

Photo Credit: Nicholas Day

Natural Glitches is a sculptural installation exploring the structures of viruses, protozoans and their tendency to create glitches within themselves and their surroundings. Starting out as glitches in a 3D-modeling software, these forms were split into layers and cut out of wood.  An abundance of sticks support these forms, giving them the appendages similar to that of a protozoan’s fimbriae. This appendage allows the cell to attach to their surroundings. The sticks which are held only by tension allow the heavy wooden form to appear to float above the floor as if it is on the move. This tension is emphasized by the structure’s  scale changes throughout the gallery space.