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"Interval" by David Robinson

David Robinson's avatar David Robinson

Interval is a sculptural riff on the archaic equestrian hero that so prodigiously populates the language of ‘statuary’ in its historical role as political place-marker. And unseating this self-assured champion is no mean feat; the work’s mimetic feedback - looping between cloned rider and mount - distorts the syntax of this hackneyed idiom into a strangeness from which it does not here recover. To erect such a ‘monument’ before our collective eye is to make visible by estrangement that which we might wish had never become so familiar. Pictured here as an installation in Palm Desert, California, this work resonates with both building and monument as re-sampled remnants of Western Europe, while perhaps troubling the assumed power of this history.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 79 inches
  • Medium: Bronze, Weathering Steel
  • Width: 55 inches
  • Year created: 2011
  • Height: 114 inches