Dustin Yellin is a Brooklyn-based artist who has been commissioned by the New York City Ballet to create a body of work, a series of figurative collages that the artist refers to as Pyschogeographies. For Yellin, his work is about the physiological nuances of the human form, as it relates to the environment. > My work is about the weather, these mundane things that repeat themselves every day yet affect the way that your bones feel, the way that your blood flows, the way that you feel. Using pieces of found objects, paper media, and trash, Yellin and his team painstakingly assemble small pieces onto multiple panes of glass. Each piece of glass contains a layer of the sculpture, and eventually, all of the glass layers are sealed together. Yelling explained his process in its most basic form: > Imagine if you were to make a drawing on a window, and then you were to take another window and glue it to that window, until you had a window sandwich. I make window sandwiches. The product of Yellin’s work is a series of multi-dimensional forms that are intended to replicate the movements of dancers. Even in the photographs, his work is quite stunning.
When I Saw What This Artist Did With Sheets Of Glass I FELT Something. April 1, 2023