502A  SCAVENGER
2010, 23'4" X 34" x 12", LACQUERED WOOD AND MDF, COLD CATHODE AND FLUORESCENT LIGHTS, ACRYLIC,COPPER. AND STAINLESS STEEL.
Consistent with my de-emphasis on the human for tribute, this is dedicated to that classification we revile - insects. The designs of all life forms are perfected over millenniums to perform various functions. The results can become additions to the language of sculpture. Following this program of nature, this artwork compiles multiple tools to achieve and acquire. There are eight claws, long feelers or skewers, cilia near the mouth and body armor bristling with sharp points. One would normally think of an insect scavenger as somewhat small, but here it is a mutation as large as a dinosaur. My father gave me Kafkas Metamorphosis at an early age, and it remains as a powerful influence. I think this is my Gregor Samsa.
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