Scumble Lumps

Scumble Lumps features a small family of paper pulp sculptures inspired by rock gardens and colorful charms from a playing piece set scattered around on the ground after being dumped out of a velvet pouch. CHIAOZZA used a two-toned paint application created by a process called “scumbling,” in which paint is applied with a dry brush across a base coat of color. Shapes of the individual sculptures come from considering the unique proportions of the human body and its relation to natural forms including boulders, rocks, logs, and tree stumps. The curious shapes that emerge in return allow visitors to explore open-ended interpretation of the sculptures. The public is invited to touch the artwork, remove their shoes, have a climb, take a seat, and bask in the surrounding art and environment.