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Ryan Decker

Bionic Knees for Atlas



Created during numerous sessions of VR sculpting and 3D modeling, Ryan Decker’s Bionic Knees for Atlas lamp reigns as a triumph of the coexistence between traditional industry and digital craft, while also acting as a self-reflective critique of the existence of the object itself. A pair of giant, cyborg legs are lifted on the backs of tiny people, acting as the base of an ethereal glass house acting as a lamp shade, hand blown by a master glass blower. The interplay of the delicate glass with the sturdiness of the cast iron is, for Ryan, a metaphor for the iron workers whose physical labor and toil helped to mill and cast his piece to life.


Ryan Decker


Ryan Decker (b. 1997) is a Furniture Designer and Digital Artist from Hendersonville, North Carolina. He received a BS in 2019 from Appalachian State University. Recent group exhibitions include Super Group, Super House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2020), Garden of Riches, Field Day, Peterborough, NH (2020), Object Permanence, 1stdibs Gallery, New York, NY (2019) and Jonald Dudd, New York, NY (2019). He won the 2018 Student Pinnacle Award and received Best in Show at the Smith Gallery’s 2019 Art & Design Expo in Boone, NC. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.

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    Cast Iron, Glass, Silicone

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    55.9 x 154.9 x 40.6 cm (22.0 x 61.0 x 16.0 in)

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