You thought that you were alone but I caught your bullet just in time

Annie Heckman is an artist based in Chicago, Illinois. Her work explores mortality and afterlife ideologies through sculptural animation installations and works on paper. In a recent post on her blog she writes of her joy upon receiving her laser cut paper bones for her sculpture in progress “You thought that you were alone but I caught your bullet just in time”
You thought that you were alone but I caught your bullet just in time

It is always interesting to see the way artists approach and apply materials and technologies of manufacture. With utility and function taken out of the design equation, artists such as Heckmann can help inspire us with new ways of approaching materials and processes, while at the same time guiding us to ponder our inevitable mortality.

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4 Responses to “You thought that you were alone but I caught your bullet just in time”

  1. Jon Says:

    Interesting… though I prefer to reflect upon the afterlife once I get there, otherwise, I feel I will be thoroughly unimpressed.

    Jon
    http://WoodMarvels.com – Create Unique Memories

  2. Annie Heckman Says:

    Hey Duann, Thanks for the mention – I just caught this on my Google alerts. The laser cutting process has made this SO much smoother and allowed me to focus on the parts of the process where showing my hand actually counts (like the drawing part), instead of struggling through making all these tiny cuts. I’m using a company called Pololu in Las Vegas and they’ve been great, really accommodating and willing to handle clumsy shipments of watercolor paper. And Jon – I agree, I actually don’t believe in a hereafter, but I think the ideas and images we build up around its possibility are pretty wild and fascinating. I enjoyed your site!

  3. Annie Heckman’s Blog » Blog Archive » Duann Scott writes about paper bones on the Ponoko Blog Says:

    [...] This was a great moment today – After dutifully checking my Google Alerts today I found that my upcoming installation project was featured on the Ponoko Blog by industrial designer Duann Scott. The site is a showcase for individualized goods, with a focus on different types of innovative manufacturing. Check it out – there have been a lot of cool projects posted recently on the blog – and drop off a comment on the post. [...]

  4. Annie Heckman’s Blog » Blog Archive » Motivations+ Says:

    [...] sticking his head in the box. This post was the first that started a dialogue going for me; the Ponoko blog picked up that tiny story a few days later and linked back to me, and seeing the work in a new [...]