An exploration of color, texture, and scale, this piece was designed to look fragile but visibly demonstrate strength.
Each tile bears the weight of the others against gravity, and take up space without completely blocking sight lines. The tablets were intentionally warped to highlight the minimal, repetitive texture and introduce a controlled variable.
The name for this piece comes from the term 'opus tessellatum', a mosaic technique of arranging tesserae (tiles) in horizontal or vertical lines.
clay, hemlock, leather, copper, gravity.
part of the 2019 modern womxn exhibit.