Trash Heart and experimentations

Posted on: April 4, 2021
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Trash Heart is a chaotic and bright red yarn mass stuffed with underwear, sticks and other found objects. The form resembles a human heart and is woven and crocheted in random patterns to achieve sculptural bulk. Colored pencil drawings are studies for hues and patterns based on microscopic images of dyed microorganisms. This work, created during the stay at home order during the pandemic, represents the merging of domestic and studio spaces.

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Julia Baugh

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MFA Student

Major: Sculpture

Graduation Year: 2021

Artist Statement:

The cycle of decay is a complex operation that allows the sharing of atoms between all living things in a closed system. Julia Baugh's current work explores the wonder and beauty found in this recycling process. Representations of the decomposition cycle emerge as indescribable organ-like masses and skeletal framed structures. Bacterial craters, patterned mold growth, and putrescent marbling are abstracted into vivid colors, fuzzy textures, and wandering ornamentation on the fake beings. These fictitious and decaying organisms are adorned with a myriad of mediums like dark-rainbow hued fabrics, lustered ceramic baubles, and sparkling plastic jewels. The material and visual elements embellished on Baugh’s sculptural work give the viewer a place to pause and linger on the subject of decay.