O K Buoy, 2009
Steel, Portland concrete products, and paint
116” (H) x 25” (W) x 20” (D)
“My work is about boundaries, warnings and lies.”My sculpture examines our interactions to boundaries we encounter and how we interpret them. Cautionary markings are combined with three dimensional forms to create physical objects that by their very nature indicate boundaries with their implicit warnings. Although ambiguous as to their meaning, the sculptures ask questions of the viewer. Why is this here? What does it say to me? What boundary does this represent. Is there an implicit warning and if so what is it and is it valid or is it a lie? My forms reference the many enigmatic Neolithic megaliths that I have encountered in Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall. I see them as both archaic and contemporary forms that visually impact us and pull on our collective consciousness. I make my sculptures out of steel and concrete. These materialsI feel are as accessible, for me to use as were the giant stones erected by my Neolithic forbearers.
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