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Melancholy is a large cast aluminum piece that has stainless steel tubing, led lights and cast resin light covers in a bulb form. The main body of the piece has a variety of surface treatments. There are both highly polished areas and dramatically textured areas that are treated in a wash of color. Much like the rest of the work I create there is a personal story/meaning behind it. This work is the physical incarnation of my own struggle with melancholy/depression. The hypnotic blue lights and the shining outer surfaces of the main body of the work act as a lure of sorts that draws you in. And as many of us that struggle with conditions like melancholy/depression we know that is often how it starts. We will dwell on things that seem innocent and harmless at first, then before you know it your caught in the tentacles of a strangely appealing monster that can be hard to escape.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 10 feet
  • Medium: Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Cast Resin, Light
  • Width: 11 feet
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 9.5 feet