catherine ashley

projection, sound, plastic, resin, starch-based biomaterials, pine wood, metal rod, human hair, acrylic, cotton, micro LED

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Half Dawn delves into the entangled agreement between imposed and biotic regeneration, exploring ornate transformations facilitated by time and biological processes. At the heart of the piece, artificial and natural materials are cohabitants, calling attention to the complex relationship between human intervention and organic convalescence.

Serving as a meditation on the fragility and resilience of our relationships with time, rest, and existence, Half Dawn also provides an opportunity to reflect on our direct correlation with cycles of ruination and renewal.

This installation was presented in partial fullfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of Fine Arts in Digital + Media in the Department of Digital + Media of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.