Sculptural Art

April 4, 2011 § 4 Comments

If I were an artist of the pompous gallery type (which of course is the very opposite of my philosophy) I would make a ton of exhibits that feel as though they are on the verge of breaking at any moment. The above has a sheet of glass balanced carefully on the pointed stand and then the cantilever end is left under a heavy, pointy weight that is held up by a very thin, very flimsy thread. This, hopefully, causes a great deal of nervousness in the viewer and like all good art makes an impact on the viewer’s emotions. For added effect I might leave a pair of scissors on the edge of the glass just taunting the gallery viewers to pick them up, and cause the chaos to finally occur.

Of course they won’t; they are the kind of people who go to art galleries.

Moral of the story: Art is really only useful if it’s actively making your life better. Galleries are often secluded from the average person’s every day life and therefor mostly useless and wasteful.

Moral 2: if someone happened to know how to accurately throw shuriken and wanted to cause havoc in my fictional gallery, it would be very, very easy.


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§ 4 Responses to Sculptural Art

  • Curtis Balcam says:

    Great post. Just a heads up – I am running Ubuntu with the beta of Firefox and the navigation of your blog is kind of broken for me.

    • Brennan says:

      Which navigation?

      I was never 100% happy with this WP theme as far as navigation and layout (since the banner at the top doesn’t link through to a # or home, but instead you have to use the link on the left which is poor UX design, I agree)

      I’d like to move everything to a private server to have more control, but time is not on my side at the moment…

  • avto says:

    Thanks – where is article source?

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