Student Work

  • Fine Arts (MFA)

    Gregory Simoncic

    Simoncic Gregory


    To create "Transfixed," I took objects from my personal life and vacuum-sealed them into food saver bags, which act as a conduit for both liquid and object to be observed. By removing the objects from circulation and placing them in plastic, the work simultaneously revisits the past and preserves the present. The objects can provoke a variety of emotions, from disgust to nostalgia, as they reflect the many facets of human behavior. All of these items come into close contact with the body in that they are either inserted, ingested, worn, or pressed. The rituals vary by individual, though the mechanics of preparation remain similar. Insertable mechanics define the way these objects interact with our bodies.