Binomial Nomenclature

Michael Peoples's avatar Michael Peoples

Binomial Nomenclature is a whimsical piece loosely based on Tony Feher's Untitled (Bottle on Shelf) and Ellsworth Kelly's Spetrum series. Molded in multiples from paraffin salvaged from candles found at local thrift stores, donated or melted down and reprocessed from previous works. For Michael, material has always been a matter of economics and accessibility as well as the conscientious decision to create work that maintains an environmentally sustainable practice. The imagery for Binomial Nomenclature is drawn from personal reflection on identity and community. The garden gnome typically being found in suburban or working class gardens. The work explores the significance of number, color, and form upon cognitive and emotional experience. . "...childhood experiences are in an artist's work forever." Roger Brown

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1.5'
  • Medium: Paraffin wax, Crayola, Wood, Metal
  • Width: 16'
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 2.5'