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By Christina Massey

Enamel on repurposed aluminum with wire, wood shadow box frame 12” x 12” x 2”.


Description: Sculptures

Made from repurposed aluminum sourced from craft beer cans, these works have text and  bar codes that can be spotten beneath the paint. Each can is washed, cut, folded, woven, hand stitched and painted to become a part of the sculpture. Forms are organic abstractions meant to hint at representations from nature.

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About the Artist

Christina Massey

Christina Massey’s work has exhibited extensively in over a dozen solo exhibitions including with the Noyes Art Museum, Rush Arts Galleries, Brown University and abroad in cities such as London, Toronto and Tokyo. She has won multiple awards for her work including most recently the SIP Fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, Puffin Foundation Grant, Mayer Foundation Grant and Merit Scholarship at Urban Glass. Massey’s work can be found in multiple private and public collections including the Janent Turner Museum and Credit Suisse. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

Nature is very influential in my work and acts as a hidden agenda and representative aspect in my otherwise abstract work. The preservation of our environment and appreciation for nature reveals itself through my choice of materials and form. Be that from recycled found or collected objects to vaguely aerial landscapes or organic shapes that can resemble bugs or floral pods. Each work asks the viewer to stretch their imagination and invites their curiosity in a struggle to identify their marks, engaging in the creative process through the act of exploration of the Art.