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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