This piece is about the disjointed relationship between Man and Nature. We go to the lumber yard, pick up our pre-cut wood and go to town. Do we ever think much about the tree or bush the lumber was cut from?
Using a piece of quarter sawn lumber suspended on a wall, I wanted to cast a shadow of where the piece of lumber came from, and show its previous life as a once living object. The shadow form was constructed using brown and black dyed mulch.
Two masks are juxtaposed and conjoined into a form of a helmet: one face that has absolutely no expression (a blank face) with another that illustrates a quizzical and absurd face.
What expressions will people make when they see one mask versus the other? The idea of this piece is to make a limitation on how much the user can see in comparison to how much the viewer is able to see. The blank face is in the front and the other in the back. The user is only able to see the faces of the viewer from the front, but has no knowledge of what their expressions are when they are looking from the back.
Kevin Bielicki 2011 wood and fiberglass 78" x 52" x 54"
In this work I used as a cross cut of a tree. I expanded upon the idea of the rings of the tree that represent the trees History. I brought the History of the tree into space by cutting out the tree rings and restacking them to create a solide volume. I used fiberglass mat and resin to reinforce the inner walls of the tree. The glass fibers took on the feel of wood fibers. The fibers locked the rings in place as well as expands upon the concept as the rings being stretched and pulled apart in space. The resin created a sap color that contrasts the outside. The outside also contrasted the interior with the saw marks and glue left from my process off cutting and rejoining the wood. The Exterior that can be read from the small ring to the large is a look into my process of creating this work. In reverse looking at the sculpture from the interior(above image) reflects my carving of the HIstory of the tree going from large to small to get to the oringial ring of the tree.
"A glass of water" 2011 Metal, glass and water 9.5' x 1' x 1'
The glass, filled with fresh water, is just out of arms reach and creates a sense of longing for a cool, refreshing drink. Without water we would not survive and this piece represents our limited supply of fresh water. By placing the glass high above the viewer they immediately assume a pose which suggests reverence for what is upon the pedestal. Seeing the un-reachable glass of water gives the viewer a sense of wanting what they can not have (or reach).