Outdoor Public Sculpture

Bodies Contemporary sculpture by artist Shelby Fleming
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Body is the center of my artistic practice. Whether it is abstract or representational my work revolves around the body’s fragility and resilience as it faces internal, external, or psychological factors. Many of the patterns and structures in my work draw from Scanned Electron Microscope images of the human body. Transforming microscopic images into artwork, I am highlighting the 37.2 trillion cells that work endlessly to make us who we are.

My installations approach from a larger perspective as I account for the viewer’s body and viewing experience in relation to the space. The scale, sculptural placement, lighting, and negative space are all elements I consider when constructing installations. In this created space the viewer’s body is confronted but also included as their interactions with each element of the installation completing the piece.