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Diaphanous Organs is a collection of wire exoskeletons which examine and explore the mass of objects in a different way. With the surfaces transparent and irregular, and the mass merely air, each “skin” is a layer of scrim through which the rest can be seen; changes in weight and density of the forms vary according to the angle of view.

The scrims themselves, are gnarled here, grid-like there, suggesting a computer generated topographic simulation that has leapt out of the monitor and shaken itself loose. The ethereal shapes are defined by changes in the topographic grid; the three-dimensional cross-hatching subtly define the edges, folds and curves of the actual shape. As one moves around the piece, the grids weave and shimmer suggesting a slightly tipsy moiré.