Stardust Hula-Hoop Reunion

2012 ArtPrize Entry
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This is an artwork about Memory. It's about those family stories that get told so often you end up feeling like you really must have been there. Some elements are crystal clear, others vague shadows, all are ever-changing. (Later photos here are of previous tableaux.) I am interested in primitive cultures, in symbolism and in allegory revealed through rural themes. There is always a certain amount of assemblage involved in my work, even if all the objects are handmade. Juxtaposition is critical to what I am trying to say. For me, life is a series of juxtaposed events, of random encounters and moments in time. We do our best to make sense of the comic and tragic that sometimes run parallel paths but often collide. Viewers of my work should enjoy the little mysteries. I hope they will feel that they have arrived in a situation where something has just happened or is about to happen. Each person can imagine what went before and what will occur next according to his/her life experience.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 6
  • Medium: Wood and mixed media
  • Width: 10
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 7

Venue & Connection Information

This tableau sculpture needs and interior space and needs to be seen from all angles (360 degrees). Because it is a complex assemblage of many parts, visual "clutter" behind or beyond it should be avoided as much as possible. The best situation might be in a corner space close to, but not against, two blank walls. The usual gallery museum lighting will be adequate.

Venue Considerations
  • Special Lighting needed: Yes
  • Internet needed: No
  • Indoor Space needed: Yes
  • Outdoor Space needed: No
  • Audio/Video needed: No
  • Electrical needed: No

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