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Escalator is a set of stairs 3D scanned from a warehouse space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I deploy the form of the staircase to think about the translation of matter into the immaterial and back again. Escalator hangs effortlessly in the exhibition space from steel wire connected to a wooden frame. Seemingly weightless the super thin form factor of the sculpture is in stark contrast to the seeming monument of the battered staircase. Images of the worn down bricks are laid upon the substrate using inkjet printed organiza. The resulting treatment is intended to mimic the fragmented manner in which images are accessed in our memories.