Dustin Yellin works with glass slides to create layered 3D images. His latest commission is for the New York City Ballet, to install a new series of sculptures resembling dancers striking various poses.
Each sculpture is individually created from found objects—cut-up books, magazines and rubbish —which are then sealed within layers of glass.
The artist refers to the sculptures as Psychogeographies because “they feel like maps of the psyche”, which is wanky. It would still be wanky, but at least somewhat justified, if he was using objects from one person’s life for each statue, but he appears to be just using random rubbish.
Wankery aside, the craftmanship is great, and they remind me of Makoto Azuma’s frozen flowers: