mixed media, mosaic installation, made with ceramic shards
82 x 64 x 22
The mosaic sculpture MISS COMET landed at Project Art in summer of 2022. Designed by Sergei Isupov, the 9-foot sculpture was fabricated and completed in collaboration with artist Kadri Parnamets. Now a permanent installation in front of their studio at Project Art on Main Street in Cummington, MA; the artists engaged with the local community throughout the process.
Miss Comet was designed for REFLECTIONS, a grant-funded public art project to create new works reflecting on the land and history of the area. Working in late spring of 2022, the couple received donations, visited the studio shard piles of local potters, and produced fabricated elements to articulate the figure‘s features. Throughout the process, unwanted, forgotten, chipped, broken plates and other treasures, including mudsharked river shards were left at the sculpture’s base to be incorporated. Each donation came with tales of family histories, prior ownership, unfortunate demise or abandonment. Part archaeology, part commemoration, each object tells a story and provides an opportunity to reflect on the present and history in this small but deeply connected Berkshire community of Western Massachusetts.