483  VOYAGER
2000, 147” X 12” X 39.5”, COLD CATHODE, HALOGEN, NEON, INCANDESCENT LIGHTS, STEEL, LACQUERED WOOD
The concept of DNA gives a valuable tool for describing not only the individual but also our commonalities. As we grow up and are introduced to the whole array of historical events, certain elements seem to imprint or capture the imagination. As a child, I was enthralled by the identifying characteristics of past societies. Warriors and their devices were paramount. This sculpture grows from the heroic Vikings that set out into the unknown in open, shallow boats on the wild, cold sea. The wind and tough men with long oars propelled ships that combined both function and imaginative belief. That story became a segment of, and related to other segments of my “DNA”. The results become not only me the individual, but also me as one part of the human awareness and aspiration. Perhaps this object is a reminder, a contrast, and antidote to our thermostatically controlled lives where the only surf we encounter is with our fingertips plying the Web
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