Sarah Montagnoli

April 28-May 1

Red Velvet
Copper, brass, powder coat, felt, flock, sterling silver, stainless steel pin stem, 2" x 4" x 5.5" 

Black Cross
Copper, brass, powder coat, faux fur, stainless steel pin stem, 1.5" x 4" x 4" 

Artist Statement

My research is interested in metal that is hand pierced or Water Jet Cut with patterns of perforations, and this materials response to pressure in processes utilizing the hydraulic press. Pillowed metal acts as a container or cage, which houses alternative materials such as silicone, faux furs, felt, flock, and other tactile materials. Within this act of entrapping tactile materials with open portals that allow the inner material to spill or puff out, these objects offer a variety of ways to allow or restrict access to the tactile experience. Considering this along with concepts of interior versus exterior or permission versus restraint; I create wearable objects that open up to moments of touch, petting, grooming, and play.