WHAT IS AND WHAT WAS
This art installation was part of my graduating show in 2018 from Concordia University where I attended for my MFA.
I worked with the Wood Shop technician to design and build this table.
While living in Montreal after a year or so I decided to save money and keep my car back home in Ontario because I was tired of paying for parking and found that I was only using the car for groceries once a month.
So, when I was designing the table I wanted something that was going to be portable, easy to transport and wouldn’t take up a lot of storage space.
I designed this table so that the legs could be unscrewed and removed.
I wanted the table slanted to display the atlases and really invite viewers to sit down and spend time with atlases- turning each page and absorbing the work and time I spent hand cutting the repetitive house shape.
Four hand cut atlases, wooden table and wooden stools, stools 14”x 17.75”, table 46” x 42”, 2018
What Is and What Was includes four wooden stools circling a table inviting viewers to sit down and view four altered North American and Canadian atlases. As the pages turn houses are removed from the page showing the changing landscape both through the altering of cut-outs and the found object of the atlas continuing to outdate itself.
To see more of this work head to my website http://www.jackiepartridge.com/work
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