Jesse Groom
Cicatrix (Mirror 01)

Aluminum, 4043 Filler Rod

In any common mirror, we look at it to see ourselves, but is there an often lost opportunity when it comes to objects of reflection? The body of this mirror holds true to our experience as ever changing, scarred then healed, and in-process. The energy of the aluminum is released through the detailed motions: heat, fill, repeat.  In implementing the Cicatrix process on this monolithic plane, rippled from four polished amorphous moments, the mirror simultaneously reflects its viewer as a function and as an aesthetic.

Artist Bio @jessewouldwork
Jesse Groom (he/him) is a designer currently based out of the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. His work re-centers the relationship between maker/object, object/user, and maker/user. He attempts to facilitate a conversation, both metaphorical and  literal, within these relationships, where all autonomies are present. He insists on the direct contact between designer and material in order to realize our objects and spaces. Embracing imperfections, dismantling expectations, he hopes to usher in a shift in our collective visual processing. Jesse was raised in Brooklyn, NY where he spent his young days biking into post industrial landscapes looking for aged relics of human effort. Emptied waterside factories, corroded pylons, abandoned fields backdropped by burnt out boats, double decker bus parking lots; he has always been drawn to the evidences of existence rather than a refined end-goal.

Other Objects By Jesse
Cicatrix Floor Lamp