Phoebe Washburn | the artist

The artist Phoebe Washburn
Born 1973, Poughkeepsie, New York, USA.
Lives and works in New York City, .

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art,

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Her structures are typically enormous, architecturally-based, organic in nature and complex. They are constructed out of bits of collected refuse. Having witnessed routine building processes evidenced in neighborhood construction she is drawn not so much to the method by which a structure goes up, rather to the more methodical acts of sorting, stacking and organizing materials...

"True, False and Slightly Better"

A factory devised to nurture the growth of grass for the factory’s own sod roof, where it will eventually wilt and decay—so describes Regulated Fool’s Milk Meadow by Phoebe Washburn, whose installations often explore generative systems based on absurd patterns of production...


Interview with the artist