wood, metal, plastic 36" x 82" x 27" 2012
work in progress
part of a proposed series of Twelve Dancing Guardians
[shoppt onto image of mars]
The spark that animates this clod-like collection of crap is, of course, the artistic impulse, but instead of "artistic vision", i.e., a pre-formed gift of the gods genuine homunculus, it's more like a neural pachinko game, i.e., a vortex of colliding memes and motifs and tropes.
What's new and unique lies in the sewing technique- the accidental (?) juxtaposition of body parts- which represents, duh, the architecture of the individual brain, both of the human in question and also the somewhat larger individual brain of the collective brain that is increasingly interconnected via the interconnectatron. Being personal and collective history and genetics.
It is interesting that the modern Prometheus, like the ancient one, was a thief. The recognition that copying is a part of and indispensable for creating has emerged now that copy protection rackets are going into fascist overdrive. Novelty is an emergent property of collections of brains emulating each other and riffing each other's wrinkles.
this plus life sized figure was conceived (however that may have happened) to be just one of a series of twelve Dancing Guardians. It is part of a series I've had going in a larval stage for some time now: using toy lawn furniture and vehicles plus found branches and logs.