Miki Kubota
uses recognizable 2D images to create voluminous 3D sculptures by crumpling the prints and sculpting larger structures. The final creation places the viewer in a disorienting position as they attempt to reconcile the relationship between the image and sculpture. “Surprise is said to be a reaction of seeing something for the first time,” says Kubota, in a statement about her work. “But, in fact, our emotions are linked to our memories by analogy, creating surprise, fear or laughter when we encounter something we’ve seen before.”

You can see more of her work on her website or at hpgrp gallery.

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