Glass artist K. William LeQuie
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Aron Demetz - The Tainted (2012) - Distressed wood
This work fascinates and repulses me, and I’m really curious as to whethr it has a similar effect on anyone else. Something about the fibrous texture of the unfinished wood makes me feel physically ill, the same way looking at a fishes gills did when I was young and we would go fishing or go into tackle shops and see fish taxidermy. It’s beautiful and delicate, but makes me feel lost and overwhelmed.
Maybe that’s where the relevance of the title comes in, and he’s tapping into something more unconscious than I’m aware.
I feel like the artist is definitely making a strong statement, although what the statement is exactly could be multiple things and left up to interpretation. I feel like that a lot of the elements of this piece were decisions made very much on purpose: the fact that they are of the female form, they are all clones except for where the wood is untreated, they are all slim and look like mannequins where they are smooth. I feel like the medium (wood) was very deliberate as well. The untreated/unsmooth/whatever you want to call it parts are very interesting to me. It reminds me of the figures in the ocean that an artist sculpted so that coral and mollusks and whatnot could grow on them, creating a more abstract and creepier figure as they latched on and grew. I feel like this piece is similar but with a much different message because there isn’t anything -growing- to create that abstract. In that sense it becomes more about decay and corruption.
Like I said there are many ways to interpret this piece but either way it has some very strong imagery and I like it a lot.
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