For the past several years I’ve used the chair as a stand-in for the human body and, in some ways, for myself.
As a sculptor and conceptual crafter my process involves removing the functionality and exaggerating physical lines by exposing the underlying structure and raw material of vintage chairs. I transform their utility through a complex process of cutting, altering, sanding and reassembling all of which is done with the use of a small collection of hand tools.
I am attracted to the chair as a medium because it is suggestive of the human body--and the female form in particular--due to its connotations of domesticity, utility, and the possession of both emotional and physical attributes.
In selecting a chair, I look for lines and forms that resemble the human form such
Trinidadian born artist Romy Scheroder received her BFA in Ceramics from Florida Atlantic University and her MFA in Sculpture from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 2011 Ms. Scheroder among 9 other artists was awarded an artists public art commission from the Rockefeller Foundation to create public art on Randall’s Island, NY. In the summer of 2012 she will be installing her second public work on Governor’s Island with Figment Project, NY. She has exhibited in a number of venues domestically and abroad, including Wave Hill Arts Center / Bronx Museum, The Asian Arts Initiative, Brunei Gallery, Exit Art, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Woman Made Gallery and university museums including Norwich University, the State University of New York at Brockport, The University of the Arts and the University of Tennessee. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.