Image courtesy of Ken Kelleher
THE GREAT SCULPTORS
A hybrid Yamaha cum rocking horse, conjoined Vespas sprout like buds on a flower. A Volkswagen Beetle rolls itself into a ball.
Artists have hit the metal on the autobahn of high-performance imagination.
Have sculptors gone off the deep end?
Are these displays of fetish?
Or flights of fancy?
In the end, who really cares?
Just say Shazam!
“Saturday night I was down town
Working for the F.B.I
Sitting in a nest of bad men
Whiskey bottles piling high…”
– from “Long Cool Woman” by The Hollies
Collage on paper (2018) 19 x 21 in.
“In a portentous display of vocal showmanship, the parrots impersonate Andrea Bocelli cleverly intoning ‘Amazing Grace'”
Collage on paper (2020) 20 x 18 in.
Inspired by her reading of “Love in the Time of Cholera” by author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, this artist found a parallel running through both Covid and cholera; while death appears as a main character in the unfolding drama of life, this collagist takes affront and reasserts L-I-F-E in classic Marquezian style.
Q.: What happens when gross understatement meets high hyperbole?