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Sam Ekwurtzel

Born in 1983, Hartford, United States

Lives and works in New York City, United States

Overview

Sam Ekwurtzel makes enigmatic sculptures that often have the appearance of husks, ghosts or chrysalises. Often employing mundane objects that are used to demarcate barriers such as bollards, manhole covers and metal traffic signs, Ekwurtzel shrouds the objects, coating them in a ceramic material and firing them in an oven. The metal within the ceramic is liquified and slowly melts away, as if emerging from its chrysalis, leaving a flow of molten lava to ooze and pool before drying and creating n...Read more