Filmed and Edited by Kathryn Nusa Logan
the breadth of a walnut
9 large-scale, inflatable, mylar walnuts expand and contract their breadth in a movement of timed inflation, a mimesis of human breathing. The breath and breadth of these walnuts morph the room into an otherworldly, myth-like place. Utilizing space blankets, ventilation fans, and a grow lamp, The Breadth of a Walnut is a culmination of research and exploration derived from the sensation of breathing, making black walnut ink, and ideals of comfort.
These large, breathing, pillow-like structures invite viewers to touch, move through, stand underneath and look inside the semi-transparent mylar presenting a speculative transformation from plant to planet. The Breadth of a Walnut represents a juncture in the progression of a young celestial body - a speculative, futuristic mythology that follows the evolution of a fallen black walnut to a risen rotating planet.
Inflatable Sculpture Installation by Jacklyn Brickman
Movement Event in Hopkins Hall Gallery: Claire Melbourne, Katherine Moore, Kathryn Logan