Artist Valerie Fanarjian's been fascinated by machinery ever since she ran a sawmill in the Catskill Mountains. She sees inherent beauty in a well-engineered pulley or piece of gear, and finds fascinating the juxtaposition of machines' overall strength with the vulnerability of their individual parts.
"My use of tissue, thread, and paper to make the parts appear fragile and delicate was an attempt to show how weakness and strength, complexity and simplicity, coexist, in so many applications, in both the physical and non-physical world," she explains of the piece "Circular Logic."
November 28, 2012 8:57 AM PST
Photo by: Valerie Fanarjian
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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