Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Emily Culver

MFA 2017

Steel Wands

Steel, leather, rubber, silicone, silver, nickel, 2015, 21"w x 7"h x 1"d

A tool is a symbol, an image of an object with utility, function and purpose. Visually defined by its “instrumentness,” a tool leads and guides the body in discovery. Fingertips find grooves, grips, a place to rest. In this work I seek to understand how one interprets objects; how an implement communicates with the body. By exploring function as metaphor, these objects are created to reference the familiar, therefore informing their perceived usefulness.

Emily Culver - Steel Wands

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.