Mixed media, including collected material discarded by Albany International Airport
Chris Victor’s sculptures are vast assemblies of everyday materials like colorful plastic toys, utensils, game pieces, and utility cable. The artist is a devoted salvager, collecting an array of items that have been tossed aside and bound for a landfill or scrap heap. For this installation, Victor was supplied with spools of coated copper coaxial cable that were no longer in use at Albany International Airport, and invited to develop a project using that material. Through a meticulous process of selectively exposing and shaping the wire, and attaching small shards of colorful material to it, this joyful, cacophonous thicket came to life.