Central Park, New York City
Central Park, New York City

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Provincetown
Provincetown

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Miami
Miami

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Dreamland
Dreamland

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Culture
Culture

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Garden of Earthly Delights (2)
Garden of Earthly Delights (2)

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Garden of Earthly Delights (1)
Garden of Earthly Delights (1)

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

North Pole
North Pole

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Atlantis
Atlantis

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Daydream
Daydream

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Miami
Miami

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Metropolis
Metropolis

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Metropolis (II)
Metropolis (II)

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Candyland
Candyland

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Daydream
Daydream

Archival Pigment Print, Limited Edition, © Sally Curcio

Bubble

 

 

The Bubble series speaks to self-containment, speculation, and the ephemeral. The sculptures can be viewed as imagined ecologies. The transparent bubbles encasing these fantastic worlds emphasize their fragility and a need for protection. One can view the array of bubbles as a kind of laboratory, with each bubble an experiment for spawning a different kind of world. The variety of worlds, that Bubble offers, advises that many kinds may be possible. The subtext is that there is speculation or uncertainty in committing to any particular version of a world.

 

I call on childhood memories when I would play on the swings and look down imagining I was miles above the ground. Pebbles would transform into cities beneath me. With the Bubble work, I want to compel the viewer to move from a literal to a figurative perception of objects that realize these sparkling worlds.

 

The worlds offered in Bubble can also seem retrospective, complete with the naivety of how we have imagined future or possible worlds. In a moment in history when we seem to be on the cusp of abandoning one kind of world and groping to create another, my work counsels openness to what may be possible.