SURVIVOR/ CASTAWAY: CREATIVE SPACE SAVING IDEAS FOR A DANGEROUS WORLD

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SURVIVOR/ CASTAWAY: CREATIVE SPACE SAVING IDEAS FOR A DANGEROUS WORLD
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THE PERFECT CITY
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This is a new block of work from my recent solo exhibition of the same name.  It is my first solo exhibit overseas, in South Korea, and the first devoted exclusively to 3D work.  

The theme of this new body of work is myself as a survivor, improvisor and problem solver on a post-apocalyptic, remote "Treasure Island".  Everything is made from found materials and objects, castoffs of a digital society.  The story is a mix of Robinson Crusoe, Lord of the Flies, and Heart of Darkness.  
On my Treasure Island I have created and placed herms, or trail markers, one of them indicating the site of buried treasure.  I make abacuses for trade deals with neighboring tribes.  I invent an hourglass.    I am cursed with an aesthetic sensibility, which complicates the problem-solving mix.  I invent things to stay alive, and not go crazy.   I make references to an Art World I once knew, an Art World Castaway on the Dark Side of the Moon.
The work is based also on my impressions of Korean life, its people, culture and wildlife.  I have been living in South Korea now for almost two years, quietly taking notes and living the life of a stranger in a strange land.  Inevitably, there is in the new work a meeting of Eastern and Western thought.   I made only sculpture more out of necessity than choice, as I needed desperately to work while all my painting materials were enroute on a container ship, months away.  In the Creative Space Saving Ideas For A Dangerous World section it shows me slowly losing my grip, obsessed with organizing things, during this long transition from my former life in New York.  The real "survivor" here is my sanity, as I regain my creative footing after two years of not once lifting a brush.  The final piece in the series, "Brushholder Returns", is a celebration of my feeling like an artist again.  Living here has already broadened my horizon and worldview by many orders of magnitude.  

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SURVIVOR ON TREASURE ISLAND

ART WORLD CASTAWAY

FINE ART CHAIRS

NATURE

THE PERFECT CITY

CREATIVE SPACE SAVING IDEAS FOR A DANGEROUS WORLD 

 

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