2012 ArtPrize Entry

Objects revealed through x-ray reside at the core of each form. In this case each human skull holds a holy book: Tanakh, Qur’an, Bible (respectively). As each object is wrapped in layers of archival rubber bands, there is a gradual accumulation of pressure, tension and mass. This intensifies each object’s physical presence while simultaneously obscuring the object itself completely. Typically, we experience the world as a material state perceived through the senses and can only contemplate realms of philosophy and spirit. These sculptures reverse that relationship by presenting a manifestation of the philosophical and spiritual while requiring us to imagine the material object within. Such a dynamic gives rise to two of art’s most intriguing explorations: What is real and what really matters? Canon’s utilizes inevitable form to juxtapose a variety of contexts through which we interpret and understand and debate the essence of the human form.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 36 inches
  • Medium: Mixed Media Installation
  • Width: 90 inches
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 70 inches

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  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: No
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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