Transference

Christina Corvette Wright's avatar Christina Corvette Wright

A testament of survival; my intent with this sculpture is to convey my sons 28 year life journey following an automobile accident that left him paralyzed at age two. Three individual pieces are intertwined to tell my sons story, one for each decade since his accident, the first represents the injury and recovery of his childhood, the second adolescence and his struggle with self image and physical limitations and third the largest piece is the present having excepted his fate and knowing who he is. The final separate piece is a chair that invites the viewer to sit and think about the image reflected back at them; all the sculptures faces are mirrors so that the viewer is transferred into each figure, not only telling a story but also through reflection placing the viewer into the art and provoking the thought what if it was me to the viewer. Welded scrap metal, cast glass and found objects, incorporated with my sons used equipment make this artwork very personal and unique; the metal mechanical feel of the sculpture is purposely done to burr the line between machine and human. Post your transference photo on my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Chris-C-Wright-390972297740286/timeline/?ref=hl

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10 feet
  • Medium: mixed
  • Width: =10 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: up to 6 feet