Gushee’s large, metal sculptures are created through weaving and textile techniques to convey ideas of ecology and social design. Using common construction and engineering materials, these original sources are wholly transformed – emerging into a more ephemeral organism while maintaining industrial qualities.
His most recent series employ a conceptual and researched based methodology. The sculptures integrate and reflect themes found in architectural design and the natural and social sciences.
The Emergence Series is a rigorous dedication to the complex systems that arrive through the repetition of a single act or gesture. The work resides in both the micro and macro realms - acknowledging that the smallest compositional elements are capable of profound gesture.
Gushee's work encourages the viewer to acknowledge the shared experience of interacting within a space - made possible by the demonstration of continuity among our surroundings, our ideas, and our inventions.