Beginning with Hydrocal forms cast from consumer product packaging “molds,” I incorporate found and re-purposed materials that are often the result of taking apart discarded household items. A process of bricolage and an attitude of make|do, coupled with what chance can reveal about unexpected relationships, informs the work. 

The Thing Itself
Head Trip #5
2016
Hydrocal, re-purposed recyclables
10" x 5" x 5"
Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, re-purposed recyclables
Head Trip #6
2016
Hydrocal, re-purposed recyclables
17" x 8" x 6"

Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, re-purposed recyclables
Head Trip #7
2016
Hydrocal, re-purposed recyclables
5.5" x 5" x 5"
Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, re-purposed recyclables
Head Trip #8
2016
Hydrocal, re-purposed recyclables
6.5" x 10.5" x 9"

Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
The Thing Itself (Head Trip #1)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
12 x 9 x 9 in.
Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
The Thing Itself (Head Trip #2)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
8.25 x 9 x 9 in.

Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
The Thing Itself (Head Trip #3)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
9.5 x 9 x 9 in.
Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
The Thing Itself (Head Trip #4)
2012
Hydrocal, found objects, plexiglass, mirror
36 x 48 x 48 in.

Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found object
The Thing Itself #1
2011
Hydrocal, found object
3 x 4.75 x 4.75 in.
Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found object
The Thing Itself #2
2011
Hydrocal, found object
3 x 4.75 x 4.75 in.

Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found object
The Thing Itself #3
2011
Hydrocal, found object
3 x 4.75 x 4.75 in.
Nancy D. Brown The Thing Itself Hydrocal, found object
The Thing Itself #4
2011
Hydrocal, found object
3 x 4.75 x 4.75 in.

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