Sage Rucci

Class of 2022

Instagram: @sagerucci

If still life aims to elevate the simple, I work to confront deception. Two dimensional vases painted on slabs are representations for the coil built traditional vases in the same installation. Are the representations of vases their own objects? Or do they only serve as imposters to the traditional forms? This serves to play with the platonic ideal of an object. 

The removal or flattening of objects and information from my works also exists to acknowledge the lack of female representation in art history. The works are classically and antiquely identifiable in combination with the overtly feminine forms. The objects’ functions are removed and their purpose reduced to merely viewership, similar to women’s role in art history as one of muse rather than artist.