Wade Schaming’s sculptures are painstakingly assembled through the act stacking alone; the works use no adhesive or binding mechanisms. The raw materials remain unchanged (they are used as is) and unbound to each other, delicate juxtapositions perilously balanced, like thought given concrete form. From discarded and forgotten objects that memorialize hope, the assembled forms aspire to return dignity to the bearer and inspire empathy in the viewer. As such, Schaming’s process is confined to the present moment. Because he solely works with found and discarded materials (nothing he uses is purchased), his pieces are indicative of site-specificity, while reinforcing his desire to create impermanence.