The Falconer Cannot Hear the Falcon
sculpture with animal bone, detritus from the grounds of my neighbourhood, test tubes, fur, human hair, tar, dirt, plaster, acrylic paint, Styrofoam, plastic forks, table, shards / 24" x 36" x 20"
This piece exists as physical evidence of an attempt to bridge my inner world with the world outside: a dystopic and apocalyptic vision of human extinction through environmental collapse, disease, overpopulation, and disconnection from non-human beings. Materials chosen reflect my physical surroundings while methods employed mirror thought processes. From the main body clusters of crowded detritus converge to form extensions, nodes, or tumorous growths that crescendo to an explosion. That which is disintegrating is integrated to invade, infest, and fester. The incongruity and conflict created by the juxtaposing of objects indicates an uneasy blending that results in “ambiguity of design.”