The various female sculptures known as the Venus figurines that were discovered scattered through Europe in pre-history are among the oldest deptictions of the human form as objects. They are interesting in that the breasts, stomach and legs are emphasized and with detail and attention while other parts of the anatomy, such as the head and arms are either diminished or with less realism. The roof turbines on warehouses and factories I had seen growing up always reminded me of the strange head of the Venus of Willendorf. I have finally been able to realize a sculpture that I've been visualizing for years now that it falls nicely into a larger concept for the exhibition.
Exhibited with The Reconstruction
Post-Historical Venuses. (2018)
Sculpture. Unfired stoneware, straw, steel tornado turbines.
140 x 100 x 50 cm