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January 1, 2008

play with fire

unknown author - sculpture at the end of the bench

This sculpture is perhaps the essence of what the exhibition is about.
Entirely made of metal, it emulates elements of nature, and contorts the
dead to resemble life. A metal bird perches atop a corpse of recycled metal
consuming the innards of screws and bolts. While the bird itself is shaped
realistically, the carcass is not; it's a mess of man-made parts being
devoured (used) by the bird (life). The parts taken are made into something
new, just as the artwork in the exhibition is taken and recycled into art.