against oblivion

Rick Hale's avatar Rick Hale

My work aims to explore & challenge the way people feel the passage of time in the post-industrial era. Time is hard on living things as it passes, surging endlessly out of the future & into the past. We've all felt it. Gentle, silent destruction, the slow, entropic loss of information & physical form. It's why many of us create. It's why we learn, teach, cultivate, persist. It's why we work through the night, rage quietly, methodically, against oblivion. It's why this wood sways again in the light of day, speaks again in the soft, creaking language of trees—alive, despite the wreckage.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 15 inches
  • Medium: wood, brass, stone
  • Width: 36 inches
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 65 inches