Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Artist: Carmen Montoya and Naomi Kaly

Wonderbox (2009)
Wood, ground glass,
toys (8 x 10 x 1 ft)

A large poplar box with pristine golden finish is filled
with pounds of finely ground tan glass, resembling sand.
The sandbox is presented out doors, or in the gallery space,
inviting visitors to engage with it in any way they wish,
some may look, some may touch, others may refuse
it altogether. Ambient lighting, be it sky or bulb, accentuates
the glistening quality of the material itself.
People are invited to explore this unexpected
state of glass: ‘sharp’ as soft, ‘solid’ as granular.

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