TERROR FROM THE DEEP


57" x 12" x 21" H    2007

Classical culture is attacked by... (whatever you think is attacking classical culture these days).

Composition: violin bottom, silverware, toilet seat, saw blades, pool ball, bubble wrap, comb, fan blades.


This piece is a good example of the danger of over-analyzing art or so-called art. (Experts tell us that you can force a very large metaphor through a very small hole if you push hard enough.)

A violin evokes gentle culture as nothing else can.  A (silently) screaming violin can bring us to tears.  Put the silently screaming violin in the saw-toothed grip of a potty-mouthed brute and you have all the enlightenment of history swallowed up by willful ignorance.

P.S. The piece shows best in oblique light. Direct light puts too much sheen on the scales.

 


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found object art
by gary carlson
geneva, ny

 
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