Ann Hirsch Sculpture Studio
"Conversation"
Installation at Wilkinson Hall, N.Y.A.A., NYC"Conversation"
(model)TravellersThe Philosopher RulerThe Philosopher Ruler
(detail)Subjects One to ThreeSubjects One to Four
Travellers
The figures are travelers on a mission with an undisclosed, perhaps irrelevant, objective. Figures of monks are an ongoing source of interest. As symbols, they are a way to address tensions between individuation and group identity in communities. As visual motif, the cloaked figure pares down the complex form of the body so that it becomes a single unit that can be cloned, cast and repeated, rather than a collection of limbs projecting from torsos. With their limited individualism and neutral expressions they are vessels for emphatic inhabitation.
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