Stasis

Date: March 2020
Size: 2 x 2.5 x 2.5 ft
Material: Bamboo, twine, plaster

Gravity takes its toll when adding weight. Unpolished, it could be disturbed by a simple knock or push. Holding itself in the moment. Two materials forced into a moulded relationship, to work together, to balance. Too heavy to hold itself without support.

Dan Shipsides

Reflecting a life of climbing, relationship to space and participatory engagement. Seek to create open narrative through that experience. Often using the contribution of others in multiple mediums. It draws from, responds to, documents or reflects the experience of seeing, being and doing whilst linking to social, political, environmental or historical contexts. Large-scale, noticeable from afar, making a statement.

Bamboo

An invasive focal point that thrives in moist soil in a sheltered and sunny area. Running with underground stems to spread rapidly and rampantly. Evergreen perennial flowering plants with hollow stems and vascular bundles. Feeding off the environment, spreading its own seed, ready for those in the environment to feed off of it. Soft bamboo shoots, stems and leaves are the major food source of the giant panda of China, the red panda of Nepal, and the bamboo lemurs of Madagascar. Growing, chopping and manipulating into the useful forms that we use today.

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