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Approached through a lens of reordering and discovery, my work explores the liminal space between development and deconstruction; contemplating the living and transitional components of home. Growing up in New Orleans as the daughter of an electrician, I spent my formative years in residential properties at varying stages of construction and renovation. I found that even when abandoned, the presence of the body still lingers. Architectural fragments and household items carry with them the layered histories of previous residents. These become the shells we leave behind; Relics of habitation and home-making.

Using latex as an architectural skin, I both record and reimagine the genealogy of home and its relationship to the natural world. From the palimpsest of paint, disintegration of wood, or footprint of rust, these surfaces are connected in the ways they mark time. Echoes of the familiar are absorbed into the membrane of each latex body, crystallizing textures and detritus of place. Paper-thin casts reshape the narrative of home as a sturdy secure space into one that is vulnerable and ephemeral. These ghostlike imprints mark an in-between space that is transient and ever-changing: both structurally and in our memory.

home relics are adorned with embroidery and textiles inspired by designs found in nature: reminiscent of lichen growth or bearded fungi. Contemplating lifetimes of accumulation and absence, these works create new narratives for everyday objects, long after we’ve discarded them.

Latex and embroidery thread

24” x 11” x 2”

D-Rings have been pre-installed for easing hanging in your home. 

Artist Bio

Growing up in New Orleans as the daughter of an electrician, Carlie Trosclair spent her formative years in historic residential properties at varying stages of construction and renovation. Reflectively her work explores the genealogy of home by using latex as an architectural skin to create sculptures and installations that highlight the structural and decorative shifts evolving over a building’s lifespan. Trosclair earned an M.F.A from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, and a B.F.A from Loyola University New Orleans. She is an alumni of the Community Arts Training Institute in St. Louis, and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). Select artist residencies include: Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts (NE), Joan Mitchell Center (LA), Loghaven Artist Residency (TN), Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), Vermont Studio Center (VT), and The Luminary Center for the Arts (MO). Trosclair’s work has been featured in Art in America, The New York Times, ArtFile Magazine, and Temporary Art Review, among others. She is the recipient of the Riverfront Time‘s Mastermind Award, Regional Arts Commission Artist Fellowship and the Great Rivers Biennial Award. In 2023 Trosclair was named the Ellis-Beauregard Fellow for the Visual Arts and the South Arts Louisiana State Fellow for Visual Arts.

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    Full view of Home relics III wall sculpture by Carlie Trosclair
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