I love Alejandra’s work! She takes materials she finds in abandoned buildings, stacks or piles them up, or just dumps them on the floor, and calls them SCULPTURE! Then she photographs them. As far as I know, she just leaves the materials behind. She began taking photos of what she saw at a motel, then moved to abandoned buildings. When she realized that many photographers were also doing that, she began intervening by arranging what she found into ‘sculptures’.
In 2010, Alehandra won Mexico’s Photography Biennial.
I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures.
DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...