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Artist

Name: Emma Haase
Statement: How do we identify family? Family can be described through love, marriage and resemblance. This piece examines my blood relatives, exploring facial similarities resulting from genetics. I have taken the face, the most recognizable part of the body, and analyzed it next to the faces of 29 other relatives. Doing this allows the opportunity to compare our facial topographies. After identifying similar features, masks were made to hide them.Ê Concealing these similarities questions how we recognize family if we no longer look alike. This piece takes a look at our genetic makeup on a very basic level, identifying features on a single part of our body, a single expression of the face, from a single perspective. Through the process of making this piece I have been able to reconnect with all of these family members, allowing me to analyze other similarities we may share like mannerisms, speech, and other physical resemblances. Interacting with family influences how I see myself within my family. What do I specifically have in common with them? How do I interact with them? Do I follow in anyone's footsteps? Relating myself to my family and seeing where I stand is a result of this piece that was not intended however as my progress developed it became the personal focus to my piece.

Description:

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide... Read more

The Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority today owns the largest contemporary collection of local art in central Ohio. All of the pieces are on display in the Greater Columbus Convention Center, the Hilton Columbus Downtown and the three Convention Center parking garages. The collection is the result of a communitywide call for art, overseen by a committee of community members and implemented by collection curators James and Michael Reese of Reese Brothers Productions. The artists represent the diversity of the Columbus community, cutting across age, gender and race.

Dates

Made: 2017
Installed: 2016

Additional Notes

South Building near elevator

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Address:

400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County
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Materials

Glass, Copper

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