"A BEAUTIFUL MESS"

Lane Cooper's avatar Lane Cooper Vote Code: 65013

This sculpture represents change. We all have mess-ups or broken places in our lives. Getting the "Junk out of our lives" requires work and maybe the help of someone (represented by the fishing pole). The wheel represents (paralysis), crutch (injury), bent bumper (vehicle accidents), palm pilot (internet addiction), bed springs (depression), wedding rings (divorce), whiskey flask (alcohol), needles (drugs), broken mirror (quarrels), and money (gambling). The hundreds of written "Paper Hurts" embedded in the springs represent hopes for overcoming. It gets personal: Who holds the fishing pole? Or are you Hopeful? An ugly mess can be repurposed into something beautiful. Expressing art can be healing.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 4 feet
  • Medium: Recycled Metal
  • Width: 8 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 6 feet