Sawyer Rose

(415) 806-2458

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SF OPEN STUDIOS
WEEKEND 4: FORT MASON
NOV 4 & 5, 2017
Fort Mason (Upper): General's Residence
1 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Using a soldering iron as a paintbrush, I armor abstracted forms in layers of molten metal. My organic sculptures are elegant warriors, metal-clad and fortified, simultaneously delicate and strong.

<b><i>Women's Work : The Carrying Stones Project</i></b>
The Carrying Stones project is an ongoing series of sculpture, social practice and video works that explores the "double burden" carried by women in the workforce who are also responsible for the majority of their families’ unpaid domestic labor.

<b><i>Environmental : Seeds of the Monoliths</i></b>
Sculptural forms are clad in geologic layers of silver solder and copper, as if their delicate bodies are growing the armor they need to flourish in the increasingly corrupted environment humans are leaving for them. Using the texture of the metal as my primary mark-making medium, the liquefied silver morphs into bark, or feathers, or scales.