Carly Rummerfield


Administration Building at the Redlands campus


Carly Rummerfield started her academic journey at the University of Redlands in 2018. She double majored in Media and Visual Culture Studies (MVC) and Studio Art with an emphasis in sculpture and has used a variety of materials and methods in creating her work. Over her four years she's explored concepts such as segmenting the form and nostalgia for childhood. Her preferred medium is plaster mold making but for her final she decided to delve into installation work. During quarantine she didn't have access to the tools and supplies at the University and found installation an accessible and profound style of art. After graduation she plans on moving to Los Angeles, enrolling in Cinema Makeup School, to begin her career as a special effects makeup artist.


This piece is about the dangers of nostalgia and reminiscing on the past. It may be comforting to sit in it for a while but the longer you stay, the more damage it can cause to your mind and prevent you from growing and moving forward with life. My goal for the initial feeling the person feels while inside is awe and wonder. However, the longer they stay inside they become cramped, uncomfortable, and trapped.


This piece titled "Hurts so Good" is a six-by-eight-by-eight installation made from metal pipes. Draped over the pipes are sheer fabrics of differing colors and patterns, as well as vines and small lights. Inside the structure is a wooden crib with pillows, blankets, and stuffed animals. Alongside the "crime" there are a few other lighting fixtures and a metal cage dress form. To enter the structure there is a tunnel made from hula hoops and fabric that one has to crawl through.