Celia Greiner

Cells (5/2020)
maple, latex paint, pastel
13 x 10 x 6 in.

I make sculptures, primarily of wood but lately also of wire and screen. My wooden sculptures explore shapes that are simultaneously attractive and repulsive, somewhat like sea creatures. I want them to appear soft and yielding and to have movement, despite being made of hard wood.

My work made of wire and screen does not deal with solidity and presence but with diaphanousness, subtlety, and vulnerability. This came about due to personal loss and the current pandemic, which have generated thoughts of how fragile we are and the fact that we can be taken down by something physically so small. We are porous and vulnerable creatures.

Through wood and screen forms, I explore vascularity, tenderness, and fragility. The insides are just as exposed as the outsides.

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