We exist at a crossroads of presence and illusion; we circulate in a threshold of being in between. It is where interactions effect ones scope to live, impact, and evolve. When certain places, objects, or events have special significance we connect with that item or space and create memories. We give reason emphasizing the importance of bounding a form with meaning. I question what happens in that space between spaces and from those moments my practice investigates the remnants or echos from objects or environments. I aim to use those fragments, ruins, and negative space from events as a tangible component in making. Examining the art-objects relation to memory, the vessel, and how art can act as a conduit to examine the evolution of one's self or the world around them. Often focusing on political, environmental, and existential themes, I explore how sculpture can exist “in” space or “as” space.

Michael Richard Thron (born 1990) in Stamford CT, currently is a MFA Graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. His practice investigates negative space as a tangible component and material. He examines the art object and its relation to the vessel, identity, and the tension between spaces. The work acts as a conduit to examine the evolution of the self, exploring how a sculpture can exist “in” space or “as” space. It is a reminder of personal identity, memory, and interaction.