The Zoo

Dale Teachout's avatar Dale Teachout

My vision for this year's entry is an assemblage zoo full of creatures created from found objects. There will be an entrance and an exit . It will have borders, and only when inside will you be able to fully enjoy it. It will have cages and bars. There will be a small area with exotic creatures behind glass, all assemblages. Objectification of the creature impulse is what counts. Making stuff from stuff. Building structures that become vessels – even for animal spirits. The final sculptures take on personalities from the past life of their former selves as objects which have given up their former destinies. None of us wants to see objects totally thrown away. In this way discarded objects live a second life.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: Varies
  • Medium: Assemblage
  • Width: Varies
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: Varies