Interview Tie

Marty Lewis's avatar Marty Lewis

This piece explores how we nervously use words to represent ourselves to strangers in the context of a job interview. Like wearing a necktie, we are sometimes asked for one word descriptions of ourselves, as if we can "sell" ourselves to another in just one word. Each tie is cast from a mold of the same original cloth tie. I'm the same, but the one word to describe myself changes. The multiples represent choices about what we want the world to think of us. Like millions of other workers, I recently went thru a long period of unemployment. The piece is an echo of the struggle to find a job.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1-1/4 inches
  • Medium: Cast Bronze
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 19 inches