Structural Transformations X

Installation:
New Green, South Bronx affordable housing project

Sponsored by:
Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation

media:
Twisted Steel Beams, underground cable

7ft x 6ft x 4ft
2009

The steel beams are evidently twisted and formed by force, evoking associations rooted in each viewer's experience with implications for past & future time. When meshed with the cable they appear plant-like, as if growing from the earth.

“Structural Transformations X… rises, phoenix-like, from the ashes of destruction and abandonment. Like a greenspace, Cunningham’s works allow both qualities to exist simultaneously, playing the industrial materials, contorted by either the abrupt demolition or gradual deterioration of their original function, against the emergent organic forms which she creates”.

-Sarah Archino,
Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2011