Project Description

sedentary

sed-n-ter-ee ] adjective

accustomed to sit or rest a great deal or to take little exercise.

specs:

smsart sarah schumacher mixed media painting word of the day sedentary chair the100dayproject 100daysofartandessays

thought process

This is an intuitive abstract. The chair image is from a Nelson Atkins handout for an exhibit several years ago (on household objects, if I remember correctly. I didn’t think to read it before I cut and glued). It seems fitting that art museum ephemera be turned into actual art. Long Chair is by Marcel Breuer at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

The film strip behind appears to show (1) an exterior staircase/railing leading to the upper level of a house and (2) an exterior photo of a window air conditioner unit. Exciting stuff. The grid in top right is evocative of cobwebs. The images are intended to be very house-focused, as if for someone who never leaves.