11.9.2019

Found Objects

I continually find myself inspired by the work of Bruno Munari (1907–1998), an Italian designer and artist. During my MFA thesis studies, I often looked at the ways he was inspired by nature in his design works—whether observing “continuous forms” and replicating these in a lamp, or cutting up oranges and rose petals to see their symmetry. Munari is also known for his own found object collections, whether stones, shells, or paper. This summer, I spent a lot of time at the beach with friends and family. Whenever I had a chance, I would take walks in the morning and comb for interesting shells or driftwood. My son Arlo also found some great objects in the sand (and then I found them while stopping him from putting them in his mouth). 

“When the artist observes nature... it is as if nature communicated, through the sensitivity of the artist at that moment, one of its secrets.” —Bruno Munari

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back to home · posted 9 november 2019

Selected Works

Formats: MixtapesProject type

Found ObjectsProject type

Thoughts on PlaceProject type

Long IslandProject type

Emerald IsleProject type

West Coast Road TripProject type

Cleveland AnniversaryProject type

The Smoky MountainsProject type

Photos of HomeProject type

Place Into WordsProject type

Painting the Tin CanProject type

The AtlanticProject type

ChicagoProject type

Oak HillProject type

Watching StormsProject type

OregonProject type

Canoeing Pine CreekProject type

The Strip DistrictProject type