Portable Bench for Lingering Conversations
- Wood, Fabric
- 16" x 40" x 13"
"A foldable bench-like sculpture. It can be carried on one’s back and opened at any time to facilitate a longer, more intimate conversation than if just standing."
- Susan Stainman
The dimensions of this artwork are (H)20" x (W)13" x (D)5" when closed (for carrying) and (H)16" x (W)40" x (D)13" when opened for sitting. As shown in the first image, the piece has straps for carrying.
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Susan Stainman is an interdisciplinary artist, focusing in sculpture, installation, and social practice. She is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in American Studies and the Slade School of Fine Art in London for Sculpture. Her current artwork stems from her decade-long Buddhist meditation practice and work as a meditation teacher merging with her sculptural education. She has had solo exhibitions at AIR, Point of Contact, Lock Haven University and Black and Graze in New York City. Her group exhibition history ranges from Smack Mellon in Brooklyn to SUNY Potsdam and Studio 44 in Stockholm, Sweden. She received a fellowship from A.I.R. Gallery in 2013 and has been a New York Artist with the gallery since 2014. She has attended residencies at Atlantic Center for the Arts, Jentel Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, CAC at Woodside, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work is held in universities and private collections nationally and internationally. Stainman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.