Heather Rasmussen: DestructConstruct

Somewhere between Frank Gehry models and Thomas Demand you’ll find the DestructConstruct series by Heather Rasmussen.  Like Demand, Rasmussen renders images in colored paper, but unlike Demand (and more like Gehry,) she’s happy to express a cheap material that holds everything in place.  In her own words:

“The series DestructConstruct is based on found photographs of shipping container accidents downloaded from the Internet. Each found image is used as a model for a sculpture that is constructed for the production of the photograph. […] This process transforms the containers into pristine patterns of color and shape, thereby confusing scale and altering the perception of the shipping container as an object. The paper is now seen as fragile, crushed or torn due to an unknown circumstance.”

Incidentally, her work was featured in a recent publication: Unfolded, Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry. Among the other artists featured in the book are Frank Gehry and Thomas Demand.


July 7, 2010