gunpowder, acrylic, wood
I know… animated gifs are annoying. Sorry, it just seemed like a fun way to show off a sculpture.
Once again, I have taken Giambologna’s “Rape of the Sabine” sculpture from Florence as my starting point. Pulling several images from the internet I have re-constructed pieces of it, offering a strange two-dimensional approach to representing a three-dimensional object. This is an attempt to realize the sculpture in a more South Western vocabulary based on billboards, windmills, oil derricks and the general ubiquity of faded, weathered, and broken signage.
I particularly like the fragments of body parts as both abstractions, formal elements, and as stand-in’s for the entirety of the figure. The gunpowder burned pattern on the limbs is the same pattern I have used previously based on the decorative breach of a Winchester rifle.
I could probably say more, but why don’t I just leave you some pictures.