Michael

Larry deLiefde's avatar Larry deLiefde

Michael "This sculpture depicts those who live unmarred by the world and yet are knowingly and unknowingly marked men. The figure consists of only a head, representing a sense of powerlessness and a lack of agency. The rectangular pillar is both dehumanizing and emblematic of uniformity." I created this piece, Michael, to spark dialogue about prejudice and discrimination in our country. This sculpture does not represent any one person, culture, or viewpoint, nor is it intended to be a critique of law enforcement. Rather, it represents the everyday nature of prejudice and its damaging effects. Prejudice permeates our society, and this sculpture offers a starting point for people to discuss their thoughts and beliefs. Through dialogue, we can recognize and overcome our prejudices, by making an effort to understand the perspectives and experiences of others. We share this country, continent, and world, and differences will always exist. Accepting each other will hopefully make this world a more peaceful and harmonious place.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 5''to8''
  • Medium: Bronze & corten steel
  • Width: 24''
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 62''