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Patrick Cuffe

Dunnage, 2007. Mahogany, plywood, drywall, steel, brass, plastic strapping, 3' x 4' x 4'.

I find comfort in the real, the handmade. As society moves in the direction of virtual culture, people are losing contact with the tactile, purchasing things that cannot be passed down to the next generation. In a here-today, gone-later-today society, objects seem to lack history. I intervene on behalf of the well-made, creating things that are impossibly perfect. Constructing with drywall allows me to build cheaply and rapidly, much like today’s industry. But, in contrast, I use bronze, steel, and mahogany in a traditional manner.

University of Albany
Faculty Sponsor: Edward Mayer