Object or Something Like It

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Created: 08/30/12
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Senior Gallery show for Spencer McNeil and Kaylin Maanum.
  • Object or Something Like It
  • Object or Something Like it was the Senior Show for Spencer McNeil and Kaylin Maanum.  The work shown included mixed media furniture and sculpture created by Spencer and prints and sculpture by Kaylin.  The exhibition was a culmination of the direction our work took in our final year at Knox College, and somewhat of a retrospective of our time in the studio.  The gallery show was paired with presentations from the artists.  

    For me, the show was an opportunity to share my thoughts on how art objects, in this case furniture, should be experienced.  My college career was a persistent battle between form and function, and while I had a desire to create interesting objects, I feel that without some kind of tactile experience of the object, the viewer is missing an entire dimension of the work.  By creating furniture objects, specifically seating, I was able to encourage the viewer to physically interact with the piece.  My interest in Architecture fueled the direction of the work, because I'm looking to create an experience, whether that be through a structure, or a piece of furniture, which is architecture on a human scale. 

    This collection was an exercise in materials, while maintaining a certain function.  The pieces below use wood, metal, concrete, lexan, rubber, cardboard, and many other found and salvaged materials.  




  • Spine Chair
    18w 30d 48h
    wood, cardboard, copper, steel
  • Spine Chair
    18w 30d 48h
    wood, cardboard, copper, steel
  • home table
    22w 24d 20h
    reclaimed wood
  • Rocking Chair
    24w 36d 48h
    wood, salvaged rocking chair, lexan, steel, masonite
  • Rocking Chair
    24w 36d 48h
    wood, salvaged rocking chair, lexan, steel, masonite
  • zig zag bookcase
    30w 15d 66h
    wood
  • pedestal chair
    18w 30d 36h
    wood, steel, rubber, nylon cord, salvaged/repurposed chair parts
  • desk chair I
    18w 30d 36h
    wood, steel, rubber, nylon cord, lexan, salvaged/repurposed chair parts
  • desk chair I
    18w 30d 36h
    wood, steel, rubber, nylon cord, lexan, salvaged/repurposed chair parts
  • graffiti chair
    20w 24d 36h
    cardboard, steel rod
  • graffiti chair
    20w 24d 36h
    cardboard, steel rod
  • such as
    20w 30h 4d
    reclaimed wood
  • such as
    20w 30h 4d
    reclaimed wood
  • layers chair
    18w 24d 36h
    cardboard, plexiglass, cement, rubber, wood, styrofoam, steel

    in this piece, the objective was to use a large number of materials, but instead of each material being used in a unique way, each material has been used in the same manner.  
  • layers chair
    18w 24d 36h
    cardboard, plexiglass, cement, rubber, wood, styrofoam, steel

    in this piece, the objective was to use a large number of materials, but instead of each material being used in a unique way, each material has been used in the same manner.
  • flatpak chair
    36w 24d 30h
    cardboard
  • flatpak chair
    36w 24d 30h
    cardboard
  • desk chair II
    18w 18d 30h
    rubber, wood, steel, lexan, repurposed chair parts
  • hanging table
    24w 40d 18h
    wood, steel, lexan,

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  • hanging table
    24w 40d 18h
    wood, steel, lexan, 

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  • ribbon stool
    20w 20d 32h
    lexan, rubber, cat5e cable, steel
  • left foot, right foot
    16w 16d 24h 
    wood, steel, recycled parts
  • table
    22w 40d 14h
    reclaimed wood

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  • simple line chair
    16w 18d 30h
    reclaimed wood
  • simple line chair
    16w 18d 30h
    reclaimed wood

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