Work by: Ben Cuevas
“The installation piece Ben Cuevas chose to showcase at The Wassaic Project features a knitted skeleton seated atop a pyramid of Borden’s condensed milk cans and a cloud of screen prints on Plexi glass suspended above it. The knitted skeleton is seated in the lotus position. The prints are of disembodied anatomical parts photographed in high resolution with diagrammatic illustrative overlays. Ben conceives of the piece as a reference to material culture and Wassaic’s local history (The Borden Company had a condensed milk factory in Wassaic) and a meditation on transcendence.” -Bora Mici
This piece of artwork was my initial inspriration showing the body in a fun and quirky way that initiated the sense of touch. by knitting the skeleton it is both informative yet playful in how its inclining you to touch which is very unlike the usual science exhibitions. this inspired me to create an exhibition in which people could both learn and play to stimulate all senses.