Talking with Megan Geckler at her east-side workspace:
Megan received her BFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA.
Megan’s sculptural work utilizes very light weight, translucent materials (most recently, flagging tape) that is highly organized to exploit interior architectures as beginning and end points for her works. Viewing Geckler’s work induces genuine physical sensation — the moire pattern and ‘bending’ of line that occurs moving around a piece can literally produce a low level vertigo (in the best way possible).
(all images © www.megangeckler.com)
The monumental sculptures are organized through specialized 3D rendering software, then realized in physical space with the help of a small team. Watching the work come together in time lapse is almost as enjoyable as the end result: