TITLE: from the series "Model Homes"

ARTIST:Marian April Glebes

 

DATE: 2013-2015

 

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: For the series "Model Homes," materials were selected to examine the performative public/private nature of domestic space and values. The majority of the series "Model Homes" was created by compression casting. The casts are not held together by a binding agent, they are monolithic and rely on the properties of each material to maintain their form. The 2 drywall forms were constructed, not cast. The materials for "Model Homes" were collected over an extended period of time by the artist from suburban lawns. (Dandelions were collected over a 3 year period. Lint collected over 6 month period. Grass, 2 months, for example.) Once enough material was collected, it was inserted into the mold. The force to cast the material was applied using a mechanical pressure system designed by the artist. The glass house is sand-cast glass, annealed over 4 days from a liquid glass temperature of 1100 degrees. The pedestals were built by the artist using MDF. The vitrines are plexiglass.

30 glebes green house MEDsm
30 glebes green house MEDsm
26 glebes dandelion MEDsm
26 glebes dandelion MEDsm
29 glebes glass MEDsm
29 glebes glass MEDsm
23 glebes birdseed MEDsm
23 glebes birdseed MEDsm
24 glebes dust MEDsm
24 glebes dust MEDsm
27 glebes drywall install MEDsm
27 glebes drywall install MEDsm
25 glebes clay MEDsm
25 glebes clay MEDsm
28 glebes drywall white MEDsm
28 glebes drywall white MEDsm
22 glebes installation view MEDsm
22 glebes installation view MEDsm