Emily Elhoffer

Worry 6
synthetics and vinyl
36 x 36 x 11 in. | $700

My work explores the body. Its various shapes, textures, and spaces are abstracted through my work. My studio practice focuses on inventing new ways to create form and play with alternative materials so that I may communicate the plasticity of our bodies through my work.

I use materials that evoke and behave like the body—flexing and stretching, shriveling and wrinkling elastic media such as nylon and plastic to form abstract sculpture. The materials are as artificial as the ideas they represent. The human body has become a material to be shaped, sculpted, and objectified. In an inverse way, I humanize material to discuss ideas about selfhood, augmentation, and the dynamic context of one’s bodily experience.

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