Mae Leong
20 Apr 07 by Mae Leong
Mae Leong artworks

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Barcode+Sound: Traces of Invisible Codes (detail)

Sculptural: Thousands of barcodes from discarded product packages I have encountered within one year of time; rewired series of mini speakers; spot lights; cast shadows; industrial meshes; metal rods; safety pins; metal eyelets; custom sizes of Ziploc bags. Audio: Found digital sound of laser scanning barcodes (re-edited and remixed) played by3 separate channels of mini speakers. Sound pattern is formed by chance.

Plastic Jungle (work in progress, sketch)
Plastic Jungle (work in progress, sketch)
Plastic Jungle (work in progress, sketch)

Plastic grocery bags weaved with thread and twine that I collected everyday. Ends of each unit suspended in mid air (hung with fishing line).

Plastic Jungle (detail)
Plastic Jungle (detail)
Plastic Jungle (detail)

Plastic grocery bags weaved with thread and twine that I collected everyday. Ends of each unit suspended in mid air (hung with fishing line).

12 Dec 07 19:18

Interesting, a rag rug made from plastic bags and other plastic refuse. I like the rough hand-made quality.

Hungry & Thirsty
Hungry & Thirsty
Hungry & Thirsty

Replicas of water bottles made by cast ramen noodle. Over 25 packages of expired ramen noodles were found in the cupboard of the previous tenant. I reshaped and cast them by using discarded water bottles as the molds.

Empty Nest
Empty Nest
Empty Nest

Abandoned bird nest, images of missing children, egg shells, found wooden board, mixed media.

Trophy
Trophy
Trophy

Barbie dool heads, hair, paraffin, wax, wire.

Aftermath of a Catastrophe
Aftermath of a Catastrophe
Aftermath of a Catastrophe

Animal bones, medical bandages, medical tape, wire, pigment.

Re-wind (work in progress)
Re-wind (work in progress)
Re-wind (work in progress)

Discarded cassette tapes wound up around pieces of wood, pigments, and sealer.

Barcode+Sound: Traces of Invisible Codes
Barcode+Sound: Traces of Invisible Codes
Barcode+Sound: Traces of Invisible Codes

Sculptural: Thousands of barcodes from discarded product packages I have encountered within one year of time; rewired series of mini speakers; spot lights; cast shadows; industrial meshes; metal rods; safety pins; metal eyelets; custom sizes of Ziploc bags. Audio: Found digital sound of laser scanning barcodes (re-edited and remixed) played by3 separate channels of mini speakers. Sound pattern is formed by chance.

Best Before
Best Before
Best Before

Discarded casette tapes, styrofoam tray, food wrap, grocery price sticker.

Hungry & Thirsty
Hungry & Thirsty
Hungry & Thirsty

Replicas of water bottles made by cast ramen noodle. Over 25 packages of expired ramen noodles were found in the cupboard of the previous tenant. I reshaped and cast them by using discarded water bottles as the molds.

12 Dec 07 19:12

These objects have such a nice textural look, plus the added bonus of being casted from found objects and materials. Very nice work.