Sunday, March 3, 2013

artist statement

Artist statement for newly completed sculpture Pump One.

Artist Statement


An Object Trouve´, Pump One, mounted on a three foot diameter pedestal hand honed from reclaimed cedar fencing posts, challenges the viewer to connect with the theatrical illusion of a water supply in absolute abundance.

Handle removed, the social history and designation of purpose associated with the hand pump becomes representational of that which is lost, a physical bond to water.

The pedestal, specifically constructed from discarded natural materials, works in defiance of the disregard for those natural materials. Reinvigorating the cedar posts back to something beautiful, juxtaposed to the pump considered a defunct object of obsolescence. Both renewed in relevance and status for social consideration, analysis and discussion.

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