I just happened to stumble upon this video of the exhibition I had the chance to participate at the Art Students League of New York back in 2011. The whole exhibition was of students under Bruce Dorfman in the Combined Media, Assemblage and Art in Three Dimensions.
I participated with 'The Aura of Things' piece. This framed several everyday objects and highlighted to show their particular ephemeral beauty.
"...an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object (like the halo or aureola irreligious art). The depiction of such an aura often connotes a person of particular power or holiness. Sometimes, however, all people, or all living things, or all objects whatsoever are said to manifest such an aura. Often it is held to be perceptible, whether spontaneously or with practice..." source
This project came about when I found an old printer destroyed in the reuse box - in 1,000 little pieces. These were about to be thrown out, so luckily we crossed paths on time. After closely observing the particular objects for a while, I noticed how the light interacted with all the different volumes creating intriguing shadows from various directions. Each of the pieces came to life as their auras showed themselves and portrayed their own particular beauty.
Title: “Aura of Things”
Inspiration: Everyday objects.
Medium: Mixed media, illustration board, plywood & homosode base.
City / Year: New York City, Feb. 2011
Framed dimensions: 72'' H x 29'' L x 4'' W