Sculpture No.632_ Fortitude (2013- 18)
30” x 63” tall, welded repurposed metals in found finish and oiled.
This is one piece to a series that was inspired over three years of helping a family member – survive – three severe medical conditions.
(Please note I am NOT telling you what to see- everyone brings there own history and thoughts to the work. In my opinion, there is no right or wrong in viewing art.)
The sculpture made of welded, re-purposed objects that were specifically chosen for metaphor insinuations. The objects were to depict healthcare and resilient human form, traveling from birth to death.
The Brinks Lock that fastens the heart to the structure – secures the heart under lock and key; life’s most prized possession. The heart heavy creates the context to the disease, once called hardening of the heart, depicted as many steel pieces referencing the hearts many facets or chambers of nuances being the humans container for dark, light, memory, change, culture, and soul, and for this case a miracle of technology which hangs on a hay hook kinetically moving into dimensions of the Great Chain Of Being, philosophical-historical loops and hooks that are to be considered through life. The photographic choices of the farm fields brings us back to the most basic nature of man, and the heart that sways in the boundaries of an ice block tong that’s grip is strong, with handles and edged with points that perceive personal realities and boundaries – supported by a vagina that mothers importance and existence on the stance of legs that mark support, travel and time.