Shape of the Earth: and so I take you with me
Shape of the Earth: and so I take you with me by Paige Phillips and Evan Dawson
Created during a residency at The Marpha Foundation, Nepal
Figurative sculptures were formed by marking out the most distal points of bodies (Paige and Evan's) holding falling shapes. They were made with local resources and a tensegrity system. The objects were then carried around different terrains in Lower Mustang by Paige and Evan, sometimes with the help of local residents. These actions were documented; The images were edited digitally and through drawing, then turned into a place relevant children's book. Copies were donated to the children of Marpha.
A side note....
After the 2015 earthquakes, Paige and Evan were struck by how similar bodies falling look like bodies shielding themselves from falling objects.