Object Lessons: Lauren Fensterstock

Sculpture Magazine
For a long time, I have been looking at how we shape landscapes and project meaning through them, but now I’m thinking less about a site and more about an event. With this piece, you’re experiencing a vignette of something happening in time. I’m less concerned with what something is than with how things impact each other—for instance, the different ways that people have found causality in natural events. Comets, which are just dirty snowballs, evoke an incredible metaphoric history, interpreted as signs that something miraculous is going to happen. I love that something can be simultaneously factual and symbolic, logical and illogical, spiritual and scientific—that there can be contradiction and complexity.
February 1, 2021