Wednesday, April 14, 2010
(painted Black) - Canada
Marble - Italy
Some of you looking at this work 'The Signal' are probably wondering why bother to make a work like this ... well it was the second thought that came to my mind after the first thought of the 'idea' for The Signal .... but the third thought that came to mind was, location , location, location. This work was made with the location in mind and only for the location. I am a strong believer in 'site specific' sculpture and the transformation it can do both for the sculpture and it's location.
A signal is anything that serves to indicate, warn, direct, command, or the like, as a light, a gesture, an act, etc., a traffic signal, a signal to leave, a railway signal .... when you have all of this to work with you can see why location gives the sculpture it's 'meaning'.
So picture this in your mind ....
The sculpture is sending out it's message placed inside any place of 'worship' ... it becomes over time and working on the subconscious mind of those looking at it an object in itself that will be idolised and worshiped.
As human beings we can 'program' our mind into any belief or any mind-set we chose, it has been proven through out time, just take a look at history and then yourself.
This theory of mine alone, justified the making of the sculpture and how location can give a different meaning and presences to an otherwise 'boring sculpture'. It opened my eyes and reinforced my mind totally to consider at all times all things possible in the making of Art.
A new Journey begins now.