Artist: Sage Garver
Gallery: CSULB School of Art Dennis W. Dutzi Gallery
Sage is currently in her senior year at Cal State University Long Beach and is in the school’s sculpting program. She lives in Hermosa beach and commutes to and from campus. In an addition to sculpting, she also has a casual interest in bio as she enjoys looking at microscopic images.
The room is entirely white besides the dangling gold chains and sculpture located in the middle of the room.There is also a single fork that hangs off the chains. On the walls are sculptured shapes and figures that resemble those of microscopic images. The vary in shapes as some are perfect circles, some are more abstract. It almost gives you a feel you are under the ocean and all of the microorganisms are floating around you. They also vary in how much they extend out of the wall.
When I first entered the room i believed it to connect to the sea as the shapes were very fluid like. The fork hanging in the middle gave me an illusion to the movie, The Little Mermaid. However the shapes on the wall have a connection to illnesses in the body. The whiteness of the room represents the pureness of the body and health. This exhibit represents the inner struggle and frustration with everyday activities.
I enjoyed this piece due to its simplicity. The shapes were very intriguing to look at and it is interesting to find out there is a deeper meaning behind it. When looking from a distance everything looks just white but as you get closer you see there’s more meaning to it. The beauty of the center piece is what really caught my eye. There is something beautiful about it standing out with color and texture through all the white.