The artist will be discussing his recently completed installation, Eve, and its creation process at the New York Academy of Art, on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm. This event is FREE and open to the public.
New York-based artist and designer Stephen Shaheen has completed Eve, the first “hybrid” stone sculpture made by mixing digital and traditional techniques. Measuring five feet in length and weighing over four hundred pounds, this enormous limestone face is criss…crossed with hypnotizing lines and complications of elevation that read almost like an urban landscape.
Two years in the making, Eve was realized through an awarded artist residency at the Digital Stone Project, which provided an opportunity to combine traditional hand-tools and methods with high-end digital technologies and machine-based fabrication. Using both digital and manual technologies in a multi-layered approach, Shaheen posed a challenge to both: is the hand or the computer the superior art-making tool? The process of creating Eve questions the role of technology in art-making–through its very use.