WORKS in PROGRESS
BAR STOOL, Concept
I have made many works where I
finished the concrete to look beautiful, smooth, light and inviting. In this
work I wanted to return to the basic accepted wisdom of what concrete should
look like ugly, rough, heavy, and menacing. I also wanted to convey
a sense of confinement for both personal reasons and for the national cultural
/ political climate. This object began as a chair but I quickly abandoned
the back bars of the object so that the form would be closely aligned with
the content. Another benefit of this decision was to crystallize the sculptural
qualities and add ambiguities to the function of the piece. Is it a small
table, hard stool, freestanding sculpture, or an element of a conceptual installation?
2.5" x 2"
August 29, 2002