498  LAIR
2005, 8' X 16" X 20" NEON & INCANDESCENT LIGHTS, LAQUERED WOOD
embodies two ongoing themes that revolve around architecture and biomorphism. The sculpture depicts a place – a lair for something that inhabits cracks, while also suggesting that inhabitants form. (Think of the insects, sea creatures and animals that live in shells, rocks, cliffs, trees and caves.) With its “wing” on top and rows of teeth, this electro-medieval ornament could depict a bat or viscous kite. This surrealist or science fiction aspect comes out of observing the scientific developments in understanding and manipulating the building blocks of life. While science moves us forward in knowledge and capability, we are closing the door behind us as we eliminate habitats and species while toxifying the environment. From a forensic point of view, planet earth has a cancer - and it is us. This of course turns the narcissism of religion on its head. I therefore aim my work at giving the viewer a sense that my sculptures are the archaeological finds or legacy from the advanced un-civililization that we are building now.
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