Tuesday, June 9, 2009

'38 studebaker/hood

This is an attempt to manipulate an object that has some historical residue (at least for the older amongst us), ritualize the form as an icon of sorts and formalize the presentation so it is regarded in an esthetic state. i.e., frame it for attention. The fun part was the finding of the metal fragment in a junk yard, banging it flat, shooting at it as a target for what I call "mystery/history", and finally dealing with the presentation. All the while, I am intrigued with the potential implications of iconic ambiguity—forcing the viewer to imagine and create possibilities of past and now. Play!