Saturday, July 10, 2010

new work: "Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles"

"Ganesha - Remover of Obstacles"
found objects, welded steel, glass lenses, antique glass doorknob
90" x 36" x 22"

Ganesha on wikipedia

part of my ongoing series of using symbols from the world's religious traditions to suggest that recycling (found objects in this case) is a shared spiritual value. Here's an earlier exploration of same:

Chapel wall at BRING

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"The Nature of Commodity" and July shows

"The Nature of Commodity"
June 2010
18" x 25" x 4" (wall hanging, frame not shown)
mixed media assemblage

My latest assemblage sculpture was created for the "Objectophilia" show, which opened June 30, 2010 in Denver, CO. The show is sponsored by the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, and is part of the city-wide Denver Biennial of the Americas. I was out there for the opening, and it was a wonderful spectacle - at least 1000 people, a fire/robot performance by the "motomen" and a guerrilla marching band called the "Boba-Fet players". Also work by 30+ artists which addressed the theme of objects, and our culture's obsession with things.

The show is up until July 25. Stop by if you're in the area:

Objectophilia Blog
Objectophilia Facebook page

Also in July, I am in a group show at the Compound Gallery in downtown Portland, OR called "Pedal Power". 3 of my cycle themed sculptures are on display until August 1:

Compound Gallery