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Wooden Objects

Sam Soet's avatar Sam Soet

"Wooden Objects" is a large scale installation of ten ancient objects sculpted in ash wood with charred accents (Vanuatu Slit Drum, Boomerang, Mallet, Cart Wheel, Bowl, Spoon, Mortar and Pestle, Dugout Canoe, Spear Thrower, and Doll). Each object was an integral necessity for survival and aided in harvest, preparation and consumption of food, transportation, construction, and community and family interaction. They were historical solutions to basic needs and different versions of these objects can found in many early cultures. I am challenging the viewer to think about the function of objects in the past and how we use objects in the current day. With all of our modern distractions I like to look to the past to see where we are heading.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
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  • Medium: Ash Wood
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  • Year created: 2017
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