St. Mary's Projects in Studio Art:

Garrett Zopfi / SMP 2013

Zopfi-Do and ZopfiGo-Do: the Visual Heredity of Hybrid Objects

If you ask me what type of artist I am, I would say I am like a genetic engineer. I am someone who creates new species of objects through hybridization. I collect forms from objects and things that nature or man has designed to perform specific functions or to thrive in extreme environments. Taking inspiration from a culture of innovation and design, I distill shapes from common and uncommon forms and fuse them into objects that I assign a purpose. I use this process of hybridization to reflect the hybrid nature of personal identities and heredity in the United States.