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Luisa Caldwell
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Williamsburg



ARTIST STATEMENT: I make architectural scale sculptures and installations using reclaimed materials such as packaging, fruit stickers, candy wrappers, boxes or whatever materials I need for the idea. Along with repurposing material I collect with the intensity of a hoarder, I am also inadvertently archiving our societies ever changing consumer habits and packaging design conventions without the work being primarily about that. By using ephemera, I relate an aspect of the physical world we live in to that of personal imagery and form making. With sculpture I tend towards a simplified geometrical or architectural form and aspire to architectural scale. The box sculptures are architectural by nature in that I am literally stacking the boxes like building blocks. Iím drawn to the elemental nature of stacking blocks, one of the first physical activities we learn as toddlers. The candy wrapper and thread hanging sculptures are more process, or even craft oriented, with the repeated motion it takes to tie each wrapper into a bow shape. I use multiple strands to make structures mimicking walls or columns, which shimmer and dazzle.
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