As Jody Stein,
travels the paths of daily life, she keeps one eye forward and one eye to the ground constantly scanning for treasures. Treasures in the form of trinkets and street debris, that if they could talk would tell a story. These treasure become re-storyed in Steins miniature sculptures On the many occasions I have walked with Jody and she finds a “Ground Score” , her reaction is priceless, as she asses the artist possibility in that object. Her “Ground Score,” a phrase she coined when referring to sculpture media finds, will be mixed in to her amassed collection of objects. They sit in assorted size bowls, and platters, looking much like the painters pallet in a studio, waiting for Stein’s creative and ingenious hand to recreate their story.
Stein is drawn to the possibility and potential in ground score finds like, a sliver of colored plastic or a metal fuse that once acted as a residual current device. Now through the steady and creative hand of Stein, the current is recreated in a ripple effect of artistry and creativity valued in up-cycling.
Cleverly, one can see in these photos, that compare Stein’s sculptures to a classic penny, the unique and delicate size of her creations. When fashioning and constructing her ground scores, Jody say’s the pieces talk to her. “Intuitively I know the particular placement that will balance and anchor the sculpture.” One can not survey and study these sculptures without amazement to detail. As if each piece was meant for the other, like a puzzle.
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Ground Score Sculptures