Soft Sculpture

Star Trauth-Artist

Individual Immolations, Part of Horizon, Chang Kil Hwan Museum, Permanent Collection

My soft sculpture explores how much the material can take before it burns to nothing. It starts as waste paper and plastic and is converted to felt-like fiber. I give it life again just to see how far I can stretch it-literally. 

I hand form and fire mold each component. Each one a work of art in its own right. I gather these individual works into mounted wall hangings or freestanding low relief sculpture. 

I’m taking waste from man and bending it to my will to give back something interesting and beautiful.

“It is garbage. I hope by giving it new life I can create something beautiful.”

—Star Trauth

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