It endures the harshest conditions by slowly adapting to rising and cooling temperatures. The casting process is rarely simple or quick and having a thorough understanding of materials is crucial for creating a piece of this complexity. Amber has always called Cullman home for family, work and friends, until she met the love of her life and now husband, Vincent Blake Cobb. The mattress is at once a haven and a place of repressed anxiety. Amber is survived by her parents; daughters, Kaitlyn Combest, Clara Lacefield, and Abagail Cobb; a son, Oliver Cobb; a brother, Jacob Lacefield; a niece, Haley Moore and a nephew, Alexander Lacefield. I begin with the body as a point of departure by gathering materials associated with psychological and physical intimacy.
They were married on June 25th 2016 and at that time moved to Madison. The inner urethane rubber mold was then structurally reinforced with an expanding polyurethane foam inside a reinforced mother mold box. Demiurge prides itself on not only having a comprehensive understanding with a multitude of materials but what often sets us apart is our ability to adapt these materials to suit a creative concept. The surfaces at once grotesque and decorative notions of abjection and attraction find themselves challenged within the same form. Integrated with these support structures were detailed connections designed to facilitate the safe and efficient transport and loading of this work.
The complex nature of casting a piece of this scale requires precise timing and diligence throughout each phase of the process. With the support and reinforcing structures complete and dry-fit, we were ready to pour the concrete. Bio Amber Cobb is a Colorado based artist, living and working in the Denver area. Samaritan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave. Amber has one beautiful daughter, Zoey. After preparing the mattress for mold-making by sealing the fabric, the mold rubber was applied. Amber graduated from Holly Pond High School, located in Cullman Alabama, in 2008.
Through alternating states of awareness and slumber we are tempered to the world. She has shown in numerous exhibitions and institutions in the Colorado region including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, and at RedLine. Amber had an infectious laugh and a happy go lucky attitude that will be missed by all of her family and friends. The reinforcing bar and metal hardware mat were prepared and dry-fit within the mold, as was a large wooden box essential to making the piece a lightweight concrete shell instead of a solid casting. A special blend of fortifier, Portland cement, and fine aggregate was used to ensure the piece had a high cured strength while retaining the fine level of detail on the completed piece. As I Adapt is a fine concrete casting of a full-size mattress and box spring. Artist Statement I investigate both the primal and sensual nature of sexuality.
Online condolences may be left at. Mattresses, stuffed animals, and bedding go through a process of layering and subtracting. Demiurge recently hosted artist Amber Cobb at our Denver studio as the first artist awarded the Demiurge Sculptural Fabrication Residency. Creating oversize castings is time and resource intensive, and Demiurge was excited to host and have a resident with such a difficult fabrication process. Amber is survived by her parents; daughters, Kaitlyn Combest, Clara Lacefield and Abagail Cobb; a son, Oliver Cobb; a brother, Jacob Lacefield; a niece, Haley Moore; and a nephew, Alexander Lacefield. The first coats were several layers of a less viscous brushable two part urethane rubber, followed by thickened coats of the same rubber applied until a sufficient wall thickness was achieved. Assistant Professor, Head of Fine Arts and Foundations I investigate defunct city blocks, rural communities, industrial landscapes and the subcultures that exist within them.
With the mold cured and properly supported, the original mattress was removed and the mold cleaned, and prepared for casting. Amber Cobb loves people so much, she wanted to be the first face and voice that our patients hear and see here at Pathway Healthcare Madison. I Wanna See It Outside and It Better Be Big. Demiurge worked with Amber to strategically plan each step of the mold making and casting process along with the necessary logistics to transport the large piece. Through architectural forms, drawings, and reclaimed objects I create a stage that reveals the way in which life emerges within these unexpected situations. Samaritan Funeral Home, 2425 Wabash Ave.
When we lay down to rest we are at our most vulnerable state: exposed, unguarded, and defenseless to the world. The materials I employ have undeniable and unapologetic flairs of feminine, yet they do not align with traditional norms associated with the domestic. In a form of altered consciousness we lay ourselves bare. The layers are embedded with hair, skin, and corporeal fluids. These transformations reconstruct and reshape both the physical object and physiological relationships. Here the sexualized body has spread to consume.
Amber had an infectious laugh and a happy-go-lucky attitude that will be missed by all of her family and friends. . The most admirable quality of the material is its ability to absorb the surrounding elements. While awake we are rendered resilient. With the mold finished, the project team could now focus on preparing for a concrete pour. Cobb has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions both nationally and internationally.