Sisyphean Symbiotic Overachievement

Diana Shpungin, Sisyphean Symbiotic Overachievement, 2022
Hand-applied graphite on sandblasted wood, with glazed porcelain, hand-turned pencil shavings, glass, and metal
15 x 16 x 32 inches

A sandblasted wooden chair is hand-coated in graphite pencil. Adorning it are three glazed porcelain cast sponges, frozen as if in mid-scrub.  Beneath the chair are four glass vitrines filled with hand-turned pencil shavings, hinting at the objects arbitrary relationships and packaging them into an impossibility of the mundane.

photography: Etienne Frossard