Edged Into a Void: Sensoria

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Edged Into a Void: Sensoria is inspired by the seminal text Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in which Harriet Jacobs, writing pseudonymously as Linda Brent, describes living in her grandmother’s garret before escaping to New York. For seven years Jacobs hid in the negative space of a pent roof to escape her slaver. She designated the nine feet long, seven feet wide and three feet high empty architectural site a place to transition into freedom. The garret was small and admitted very little light impacting Jacobs’ physiological state. This sculpture is a spatial inference represented by three objects. It is a set of geometric shapes tracing, deconstructing, and inverting what we know of the garret. 

Project Created: 
January 2015