Previous Shows: 2013: Repetition, Rhythm, and Pattern.: Megan Cotts
Honeycombs, their historical and scientific significance, are the subject of Cotts’ work. In 1901, in Halle, Germany, Hans Heilbrun and Samuel Pinner, manufacturers of decorative paper products, patented the expanded honeycomb structure and its production process. Samuel Pinner was Cotts’s great-great-grandfather.
In a series of sculptures titled Honeycomb II, Cotts applies the alternate glue-line technique from the original company patents to thin tissue paper, cut into form. The relay from template, inheritance, and progression is always -- and can only be -- an approximation, an amassing of successes and failures. Honeycomb II underlines both the access to information and the failure for complete transformation.