Alana K MacDougall

  • Canada (b. 1991 in Winnipeg)
  • Currently in Brooklyn, United States.
Weighty Formation

Weighty Formation

  • 2016
  • Ceramic, Rope, Hardware
  • Untitled (Pin Piece) (detail) - thumbnail Untitled (Pin Piece) - thumbnail Weighty Formation - thumbnail Invasive Line - thumbnail Heavy Bridge - thumbnail Tension Ladder (left), Tense I (right) - thumbnail

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    Internal Interventions | 2016

Drawing on personal experiences with the medical system, my sculptures discuss the fragility and vulnerability of the human body. The intersection of organic and industrial materials speak to medical intervention - an invading and manipulation of the body by something foreign. This uncomfortable contrast alludes to the psychological impact of pushing through the body’s barriers. Invented systems are pulled taut or sag under the weight of the forms they suspend. Organic ceramic forms are interlaced or punctured with industrial cable, cords, or steel wire recalling probing, stinting or sutures. The sculptures use physical weight and tension as metaphors for psychological tension or anxiety. I am interested in interior to exterior relationships and use hollow forms to represent internal masses and pathways.