The works of UK-based artist Phoebe Cummings are often formed from unfired clay and constructed within the exhibition space the sculpture will be installed. The labor-intensive pieces are made to exist only for the time in which they are on display. Cummings’ explores the temporality of objects and their relation to their surrounding space. Her current piece, ‘The Delusion of Grandeur’ is on show at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York until August 12th, 2012.
Presented as part of the ‘Swept Away: Dust, Ashes and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design’ exhibition, the work addresses the concept of temporality and disintegration in human life and art through a process and material-based lens.
‘the delusion of grandeur’ by phoebe cummings, 2011
unfired clay, wood
35 x 22 x 22 in.