Xara Alexander (she/they)
Grade 12, Abraham Lincoln High School
Plastic milk jug, copper wire, hot glue
5 x 7.5 x 8
Not For Sale
Hand selected curvilinear sections of jug with the same flow and weight as real hands. The viewer can perceive the absence of the phone, highlighting their constant phone usage/consumption. The material, being plastic, is symbolic of consumerism.
This work went under a lot of revision. Initially the model that I printed was in a different bottle. I wound up simplifying the sculpture by blow drying a smaller bottle to the surface of the figure.
I wanted to play with the imagery/texture of circuits/tech/plastic, because I think they are really interesting materials. The structure is meant to imitate an old mac, and acts as a womb for the 3D printed fetus.
Leading up to this artwork, I did a lot of sketching, imitating the art style of an artist online who inspires me (@celluleneuronale on deviantart). The idea behind this piece was feeling like technology constantly surrounds me.