January 1, 2008

Playing With Fire

Untitled by: Joe Gilbertson [Bronze, Cedar 2006]
This sculpture shows eight birds standing on a shelf. With holes for eyes, they look to be dead or demonic. These eyes also sort of follow you similar to the Mona Lisa. Their stick-double legs also look very sharp and straight, seemingly unfriendly. The shelf they’re on is completely black-painted wood. It seems like it could be showing tendencies of people in the world today to show off dark, cold displays that may be similar to their personalities. It could also be displaying cruelty to birds, as they are on display similar to deer heads.