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Lara Schnitger: Fragile Kingdom

Lara Schnitger

Published March 15th 2005
ISBN : 9789085460015
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Mundane materials such as nylon pantyhose, ties, cloth, foam, rubber, and plastic are indefinitely mutated and transformed in Lara Schnitgers large-scale, site-specific installations. The Dutch-born artist often uses friable, manmade materials thatMoreMundane materials such as nylon pantyhose, ties, cloth, foam, rubber, and plastic are indefinitely mutated and transformed in Lara Schnitgers large-scale, site-specific installations. The Dutch-born artist often uses friable, manmade materials that evolve as they disintegrate to emphasize the entropic nature of her work. Her flighty, spatial constructions often consist of fabric stretched and secured by poles and braces. Some are reminiscent of the human figure, while others, once they reach a certain height, begin to resemble architectural models of skyscrapers or totem poles. Other pieces cleave to floors and ceilings like alien creatures, some seem to float, and some are actually airborne. Fragile Kindgom presents over 100 images that showcase the varying qualities found in Schnitgers work.