Woven Wires: Hybridizing Painting and Sculpture as Analogies for Vibration within the Human Body

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Takerng Pattanopas


This research is concerned with creating artworks that hybridize painting and sculpture through the use of woven metal wires in combination with polymers of epoxides (epoxy). The aim of this research is to develop a hand-forming process that leads to abstract visual forms which suggest microscopic views of the interior of the human body. The research began by surveying visual forms created from metal wires and analyzing them in terms of structure and execution method. This led to studio experiments that explored how related abstract forms could be created, and resulted in over 10 original artworks.  Throughout this process, artistic forms and meanings were simultaneously developed.  A number of public exhibitions of the works were organized both in Thailand and abroad. The outcome of this research is a body of knowledge on how to create visual forms as analogies for the vibration within the human body with metal wires that can be installed expansively on a wall. Thematically, the works demand considerations of the interior of the human body as analogous to the world at large, in all its intricate interests.


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