Image of artwork titled "le nid" by sidony o'neal

sidony o'neal, le nid, 2021
titanium, carrara marble, epoxy grout, acrylic, thermoplastic rubber
23 × 12 × 2.5 inches

In her 2021 Art in America review of a solo exhibition by o’neal, Kemi Adeyemi writes: “le nid (2021), a floor-based sculpture involving an undulant, gridded plane of marble tiles, which could represent a topography. Pieces of a bird’s lung have been printed in titanium and assembled, nest-like (per the work’s French title), among the peaks and valleys. The nodules are derivatives of an original bird body, and their position is seemingly determined by the contours of the marble. Yet the nest has an uncanny materiality that suggests its component parts could be moving across the marble, which unsettles a determination of how (and when) each object shapes the other.”



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