Life Section Studio

Life Section Studio

portfolio of works by Elisabeth Vitswamba

Field Cushion is an artificial field of replicated strands that embodies many of the inherent characteristics of grass, but then at the same time defies some of those rules by allowing the form to become an architecture. From the road the installation is an object inhabiting a field, but on approach from the other side it becomes a place to be inhabited. The lower parts of the sculpture offer confortable seating to the visitor at varying levels, and the wall and canopy provide privacy and shade.

completed with Petra Bogias, Vikkie Chen, Andrea Soto, and Lisa Wong

featured in Common Ground: Where land meets art exhibition by Cambridge Galleries, August – October 2012

The installation is comprised of 1/2" foam strips that are woven in a pattern across a 1/2" mesh grid that is 3' wide and 50' long. When first installed, Field Cushion was white and stood in stark contrast to the landscape; however, over time it became indistinguishable from the surrounding landscape as the foam discoloured and insects and plants began to inhabit the field.