Katy Ann Gilmore + The Shape of the Air
As I sit here writing to you from the Manhattan location of TAC, I can feel my skin cells soak up the vitamin D while my mind races to gather every bit of sunshine to inspire me through weekend projects.
Browsing through tumblr is such a great way to find some inspiration, even if you aren’t looking for it. Recently I stumbled upon sculptural artist, Katy Ann Gilmore and her eerily elegant piece, The Shape of the Air.
“Everything gives off data. This data may be calculable, rendering itself to organization or may simply be intriguing. This obsession with data ultimately stems from a deep curiosity of the world around me, both the visible and the invisible. I collect data, whether through mathematical formulas, daily rituals, or molding grids around actual visual objects.
Each work begins with a desire to come to a deeper understanding of the world around me. I conduct experiments, take notes, create sketches, and build objects hoping to instill knowledge. This knowledge may not be concrete, factual information, but simply a deeper understanding or appreciation of given phenomena represented by the data I accrue. I am not simply content to gain this knowledge but feel compelled to make a visible object based on my curiosity, by responding to my study or creating an object that depicts concrete information.
It is my hope that a viewer comes to a better appreciation of the world as well, possibly seeing seemingly mundane processes as something ultimately nontrivial.”
(all images and text courtesy of artist’s website)