Work from Waiting Room.
“I had spent a lot of time in the waiting room of the Shock Trauma Unit at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore and then even more time within the trauma unit itself. My father had been in a really horrible car accident and for months all my down time was spent within this extremely intense environment.
Waiting Room represents a sort of mental and physical processing of that time and a new direction for my work and studio practice in a lot of ways. I had recently moved from creating completely digital 2D and time-based work to involving digital fabrication and other sculptural processes that manifested as physical objects.
Waiting Room was created during my time as an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska.” – Justin Plakas