Combining geometry, vivid color, and intricate patterns, my drawings, sculptures, and installations often suggest walls, barricades, enclosures, and other aspects of the built environment. The work is architectonic in nature and tends to engage the eye and body at once.
When working on paper, or directly on the surfaces of existing architectural spaces, I frequently plot precise perspective points to demarcate volumes or plunge viewers into illusory realms.
Through my work I strive to sharpen perceptions of space while exploring the nature of opposition. I aim to make my work contemplative. To have one's eye rest on an object or a composition, to consider its place in the room, its place in relation to the body viewing it. I make objects that speak of gesture, of temporal and spatial relationships. I endeavor to create environments that relate to dance, the body in space.
I cull patterns from a number of architectural sources, both domestic and commercial. Pattern often transcends its conventional role as embellishment and claims the ability to define forms and clarify spaces. I grant color a physical presence through the use of bold hues, granular flocking, and adhesive vinyl cutouts. Many of these devices recur in my sculptures.
My work is related to the founding principals of Minimalism, certain goals of the Bauhaus movement, and the more recent writings of Marc Auge, who coined the term "non-place" to describe seemingly negligible public spaces that facilitate transience.
about the artist
Almond Sigmund was raised in Brooklyn and received a BFA from Parsons School of Design, in both New York and Paris. She also earned an MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she studied art theory and criticism.
Zigmund’s work has been exhibited internationally for the past decade and a half. Solo exhibits and installations include: the Watermill Center, Watermill, NY; Salomon Contemporary Collective Design Fair, New York, NY; Parrish Museum, Southampton, NY; Glenn Horowitz, and The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY; Tall Wall Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH; Dust Gallery, Las Vegas, NV; among others.
She currently divides her time between Brooklyn and East Hampton, NY.