Grand River

Francisco Pinheiro's avatar Francisco Pinheiro

I often create installations, sculptures and drawings in conversation with a specific context or environment. I'm interested in the multiple layers of meaning embedded in public spaces, ultimately the overlapping between collective memory and present experience. Resistance is traversal and manifests in different ways, for different reasons. It could be political non-violent resistance, the Zapatistas for instance, or the whole human effort to control a river (in other words, the whole effort that takes humanity to thrive). The image of the Grand Rapids community stacking sand bags to resist the Great Flood of 1904 goes beyond its own particular event, speaking about participation and human energy at large as well as the physical properties of plaster, sand, and casting.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: Variable
  • Medium: Plaster, silica sand, drawings
  • Width: Variable
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: Variable