Untitled, 2010 (knight) is the product of the combination of two subjects: 15th centuryplate armor, and geological cave structure. Studied separately, these two subjectsare completely unrelated. The man made geometric precision of plate armor is formally opposite of the flowing, organic stalactites and stalagmites. Seen together, these two parts present a striking contrast in form and create a theme of time and the effects of nature. The pose of the figure and the general composition are references to the classical sculpture "The Dying Gaul" of Roman antiquity. Rendered entirely in laminated construction-grade 2 by 4's, the material itself irreverently contradicts this classical allusion, and at the same time draws attention to our own culture's reliance on the fast, cheap, and impermanent.
- Morgan Herrin