Andrew Tenney Whitworth

Wayzata, Minnesota
Visual Communication Design
Sculpture (minor)
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Andrew Whitworth, a Minnesotan who found their way to the University of Hartford as a Marketing major, but soon transferred to the Hartford Art School. Now a Visual Communication Design major with a minor in Sculpture, their work is focused around the meticulous process and minimalism in both fields. In the design world, they are interested in pursuing package design and branding in the future. Their sculpture and personal work is focused around an hourly data set of personal interactions they have collected throughout the past two years. In sculpture, they create mixed media installation, performance sound, and video work. After graduation, they plan to relocate to Bozeman, Montana to begin work in the glass industry.

Visual Communication Design Projects

I am a minimalist by nature, being drawn to create modern, dynamic, and thought through design. My love of sculpture assists in my design skills because I think both two-dimensionally and three-dimensionally.

Sculpture Projects

Using digital and analog methods, I create systems of transcription including mixed-media installation, performance, sound, and video work. Two years ago I began a meticulous process of documenting each of my hourly interactions. This process began after getting out of a controlling relationship, with this major life shift I knew my interactions would shift in response; I wanted to document that change. What started as a personal project became an ongoing investigation into interpersonal interactions of data and quantification. At this point, I have over 18,000 entries.

The work I create is focused entirely on this data set that I have compiled. I am most interested in the space between each interaction. I focus on what is unintentional, unrecognizable, and how these elements influence each interaction I have. Each person brings their own experiences to every interaction they have with another person, no two encounters, even between the same people, will ever be the same. Every moment people are experiencing and thereby learning new things, this new knowledge impacts the experience of interactions. Being intentional with my interactions throughout the last two years has taught me about the way people interact, their opinions on documentation, and secrecy in vulnerability.

My documentation leaves no room for mistakes or secrets, forcing myself to be brutally honest with my interactions and intentions with these people. I live my life being vulnerable, exposed, and honest because of this data set. I create work that focuses on this exposed vulnerability and honesty, I do notwant to hide what I am doing, or how I am spending my time. There are no secrets, just names, numbers, associations, and memories.

Absent Times
Clock, white paint, personal data
12” x 12” x 2”
Absent Times is a white, 24-hour clock depicting a CoVid-19 “schedule.” The CoVid-19 schedule depicts a typical day for me since I began social distancing. The clock is placed inside the home; reflecting the world outside the window into the house, and from another angle reflecting the home back into the clock.
The Introduction
table, table cloth, place cards, personal data set
8’ x 8’
Compiling the names of every person I have interacted with throughout the last two years, each name receives a place card at the table. Created with the show opening in mind, if someone saw their name, they were to take their place card. My hope was to embrace and recognize the community that surrounds me and The Hartford Art School.
Ninety-Eight Days
Translated personal data, audio
Duration 1:57
The first 98 days of my data set Time Spent translated into sound. Each tone is representative of one hour of my life, which correlates to one hour’s interaction(s). There are four possible notes for each week, each standing for the four variables of interactions.
Time Exposed
Permanent marker, personal data set
5’ x 10’ x 5’
Time Exposed is a physical manifestation of the archival data set Time Spent which depicts each of my hourly interactions since March 2, 2018. This installation depicted the first 5,654 hours of Time Spent each name written by hand in permanent marker.
The Space Between
screws, thread, translated  personal data set
12’ x  8’ x 10’
Installation of my data set Time Spent translated to highlight the space between each interaction and the time of day in which they occurred. The Space Between installation depicted one week’s worth of interactions.
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