H E A T H E R H A R V E Y

H E A T H E R    H A R V E Y Pressed Plaster Plaster on wall
Pressed Plaster Piece 1
2006
Plaster on wall
4.5 x 8 feet

This series grows out of a very basic interest in how materials work, and what that can tell us about the world. Wet plaster is pushed through burlap and onto a wall over and over until texture and dimensionality is achieved.
They read like minimalist paintings in that they are confined to a rectilinear shape and ‘hang’ on the wall. Yet they are also three-dimensional, like sculpture.
As plaster applied directly to the wall, it is both the same as the wall, yet not a wall. That flip-flop between sameness and differentness is funny and interesting. It also reiterates the dual nature of plaster: both utilitarian (a wall) and art (not a wall, an aesthetic object).
Pressed Plaster