michele pred mixed media sculpture

posted by the scholar on June 10th, 2008
filed under: art, mixed media, sculpture

california artist michele pred creates three dimensional sculpture work out of confiscated items she has collected over the last five years from airport security checkpoints at the san francisco international airport. she collected these items to express the disruption we have felt in our everyday lives since the 9/11 attacks in a visual way. the works are open to interpretation of course, and to michele they represent the “arbitrary intrusion of disorder and all that is now lost and unrecoverable.”

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what do they symbolize to you?

michele will be exhibiting her work in a solo chow at the john michael kohler arts center from june 15th – october 12th, 2008. if you can’t get there in person you can see her most excellent collection on her website.


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4 Responses to “michele pred mixed media sculpture”

  1. sosser Says:

    what an awesome project. i agree with her totally.

  2. the scholar Says:

    want to see these in person — road trip up to kohler!

  3. eggnostriva Says:

    Unless i missed something. Can customs keep stuff they confiscate ?. seems weired to me.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi eggnostriva,

    i think the way it works is that people have a choice of either checking those items not deemed safe like luggage, which is a hassle, or leaving them behind. so perhaps it is what is being discarded that michele is collecting.

    thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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