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Nathan Carris Carnes

My current series “commodified” is about the idea of technology as commodity and how that functions in our contemporary culture. I use the multiple facets of what the concept of technology can be not only to organize and establish parameters with my surroundings, but also as a means to introduce questions of how others create their own public and private environments and exist within these environments using technology and objectness. CAD/CADD, 3D printing, and slip casting, being my primary processes, allows me to create and work with clay in a manner that addresses how I use the multiple. Through using the multiple in my work, I may discuss the role of collection as commodity and how one might organize the objects within this collection. It is my goal for the audience to question what type of objects they might collect, as well as within what contexts the use of varied technologies are acceptable. Through varied modes of display, the idea of commodity becomes accessible within the work. Using form and color as a “hook” and objects that allude to or reference “utility”, the objects becomes the catalyst for understanding the function of technology as commodity in our daily lives.



toy(like).1.2020

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toy(like).1.2020

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toy(like).1.2020

$100.00


 

toy(like).1.2020

$100.00