The human family is a complex, dynamic structure comprised of individual parts and relationships which develop and function autonomously, but also as a whole. This 3D sculpture contemplates the complex nature of human families and their evolution over
generational time. Lives explores how the part and whole relationships exist within the structure of the human family and that time influences both the development of the individual and the family unit.
This 3D sculpture depicts the interconnectedness of individuals within extended families using the dynamic quality of families by way of their static images within the context of the family tree schematic. The film canisters are translucent and symbolize the fact that the identity of members in a family are rarely seen clearly by other members.
The photographic negatives, which have rooted the tree branches, represent the duration of time from the earliest photos to the most recent ones since photographic negatives were traditionally contained within these plastic film canisters before the age of digitization. All of the photographs cover four
of my family’s generations.
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Sculpture, Installation, Documentation.
January - April 2014.
Ryerson University - Multimedia Workshop.