Jude Griebel
Visual Arts Residency

Jude Griebel’s sculptures present sympathetic figures that are merged with architectural and landscape elements. In this liminal state, the characters speak to a range of anxieties from growth and mortality to planetary collapse, through scenes playing out on their detailed surfaces. These hybrid bodies function as stages for productive and destructive miniature events that unfold upon them. While these situations speak to instances of human neglect and behaviors in a broader context, they also function as twofold metaphors for the development and destruction of the self. The structuring of these figures incorporates display methods from traditional science models. These elements cause the sculptures to waver between fantasy and objective understanding.