mixed media sculpture

mixed media installation, multiple versions and work in progressNever Empty, Never Bare is a large-scale installation meant to explore the human attachment to inanimate objects and our sometimes tendency to value them more than our relationships with other people. Depicted is a decrepit chair in the corner of an old worn down house. The chair is ladened by waste pipes, which have clustered around its left arm, cascading to the floor and into the wall. Ideally the piece should be installed into a working, living house and the objects should blend into the style of that house. Its effect should be subtle and surprising; barely noticeable.Installed at Fuse Gallery, 2012:

“…Imagine a fetishist who becomes infatuated with, let’s say, a grubby piece of cloth, and who threatens and entreats and defies every risk in order to acquire this beloved bit of rag. A peculiar idea, isn’t it? A man who at one and the same time is ashamed of the object of his desire and cherishes it above everything else, a man who is ready to sacrifice his life for this love, since the feeling he has for it is perhaps as overwhelming as romeo’s feeling for Juliet. Such cases exist, as you know. So, in he same way, there are things, situations, that no one has dared to externalize, but which  the mind has produced by accident in a moment of aberration, of madness, call it what you will. At the next stage, the idea becomes flesh and blood.” – from Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

Versions installed at the ISE Cultural Center, a private home and a music video set:

mixed media sculptures
found music box mechanics in wood and glass box
mixed media

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