Residency: June – July 2004
Cuffe combines his attraction to light with superior construction skills. In a departure from former work with neon, he constructed an 8′ l x 12′ w x 7′ h room in the Sculpture Space studio, in which he hung a giant water sprinkler meticulously crafted from maple, oak and steel. The room becomes the upper corner of a ceiling where, through the irony of extreme proportion, an ordinary eyesore, a sprinkler head, has been transformed into a decorative statement.
Cuffe has a MFA program from Albany University and a BFA in Sculpture from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and has participated in the traveling Light Exhibitions organized by Pratt at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute. He has worked with Habitat for Humanity in Utica, NY.