Recessive Progression

Chad Knapik's avatar Chad Knapik

"Recessive Progression" is a surrealist sculpture I've created that addresses the volatile and complex relationship between mankind, our evolution as a species, and the results on our natural habitats and the creatures that share these habitats. I've chosen a tiger as one of the most identifiable victims of the harm that man can cause to our natural world. This damage is represented by the wounds on the paw and skull of the tiger. Like all of my work, I like to show negative and positive influences, so I've added natural representations of healing and hope(trees, foliage, etc.) to the wounds. These natural representations also relay the tenacity and enduring aspects to life as a whole. The progress and industrial development of mankind is represented by the numerous buildings/skyscrapers selected from various cities from all over the world to demonstrate that mankind's responsibility to nurture and preserve our planet is a global obligation.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 34 inches
  • Medium: Fiberglass, clay, wire, insulation foam, acrylic, aerosol, enamel,faux fur
  • Width: 30 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 50 inches