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Title: The Unbearable Lightness and Heaviness of Being

Artists Statement: In the sculptural installation, “The Unbearable Lightness and Heaviness of Being”, rapid prototyping machines were used to print the 3D forms; these sculptures are installed in unique formations with other natural materials.

This work contains conceptual and formal contradictions. Conceptually, it embodies an existence of opposing forces - depicting organisms in flight, but rooted. Structurally, the natural and synthetic are fused; fragile, intricate forms made of plastic and advanced digital technologies are juxtaposed with organic matter.

Yuko Oda, New York Institute of Technology