Blade Descending Pedestal

Blade Descending Pedestal, 2011
Steel and altered pedestal. 50” x 24” x 24”

Blade Descending Pedestal is a playful, but sharp critique of object driven sculptural practice. The blades, while themselves evocative of the fetishized “object” created by the hand of the artist with the exhibition of craftsmanship and mastery of material, are shown cutting into the pedestal. This placement challenges the static nature of the sculpture. The object’s violation of the pedestal transcends the material act of “cutting” and is a symbolic assault on what a pedestal represents, on the untouchable elevation of a work of art.

Exhibited:
2015 Not Vanishing, Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art 1977-2015, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2016 Not Vanishing: Ever-present Indigenous Art 1977-2015, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA
2016 Not Vanishing, Contemporary Expressions in Indigenous Art 1977-2015, Missoula Art Museum, Missoula, MT

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