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Randomly Accessed Memory #4

Randomly Accessed Memory #4, Mixed Media
Randomly Accessed Memory #4

Mixed Media (Mixed media)    4 x 4    0.2   

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Cotton yarn and custom-designed circuit board (FR-4, copper, solder mask, nickel, gold)
The works from the Randomly Accessed Memories series combine elements of cross-stitching, electronic circuit boards and electronic components. They are inspired both by my upbringing in Romania and my education as an electronics engineer, as well as allude to the historic connections between the textile and electronic industries. In particular, "Randomly Accessed Memory #4" is inspired by embroidery patterns recorded about 110 years ago in the Mehedinti County in Romania.
My work looks at the unexpected correlations between old and new technologies, and talks about issues of consumption, serial design, and automated vs labor-intensive processes. My work has been exhibited throughout United States, Mexico and Brazil. I was born in Romania and came to United States to pursue a PhD in Computer Science. I have received several awards, fellowships and patents in the field of electronic and digital design, which continues to be a major source of inspiration for my art.


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