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After high school I moved to New York
After high school I moved to New York
Wood, blown glass, polymer clay
16"x9"x9"
2005

“After high school I moved to New York” takes a year of the artist’s life, and encapsulates it in a wooden viewing device. The year Hoffman turned 18 she moved to NYC and lived at a time where being open was the key to meeting strangers and experiencing what a city like NY can offer. Inspired by the quest of the Cabinet of Curiosities collector: that an entire planet could be contained and collected in a room. The year is re-created in form and memory and reduced to the size of an orange.

The exterior can be turned, allowing differing vantage points through the lenses.