A Light From Below

A Light From Below, 2018
graphite pencil on cotton paper, luminous silver pigmented abaca paper, metal
37 x 49 x 144 inches

Creating a customized “graphite” paper from abaca, gray and silver luminous pigment, Shpungin experimented with papier-mâché applications and tragic (yet hopeful) domestic objects. A Light From Below depicts a papier-mâché fallen chandelier still anchored to the ceiling by a linear chain with the addition of white cotton paper atop a low pedestal with a graphite pencil drawing of the chandelier’s shadow. The chandelier can still metaphorically provide light or at the very least is hopeful it will.

Photography: Etienne Frossard