James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl (1961)
Assemblage of found objects.
After rereading Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach as an adult, I discovered the story is far shorter and less involved than my memory of it. In 2,843 words, Dahl creates a rich world with unspoken details inferred by the reader. Though less intact than Dahl's stories, my work also relies on the viewer's imagination to bring it to life.
One of Brianna Rigg’s favorite activities is to imagine she can perceive the spirits of plants, animals, rocks, and artifacts, including second-hand goods. Though she feels continually uprooted and ungrounded, her openness to the life around her makes her feel a sense of belonging in the world. Rigg’s art is a way of communing with her environment and manufacturing a relationship with her surroundings that makes her feel at home. She currently teaches sculpture at the University of San Diego.