Friday, June 1, 2012

Musical Agriculture


This sculpture is part of my exhibition this week.  It is one of five objects I made some time ago, built with pieces of a dismantled piano.  When I look at these pieces they seem to make music and move in jerky movements, just like old agricultural mechanisms.  They take me back to Tinguely's toys.  Unlike Tinguely's my sculptures can't make sounds or squirt water but they offer the same kind of playfulness. My pieces honour old agriculture inventions, and they serve the purpose of tilling ideas.  Since they come from pieces of an old piano, they can still make music, which adds power when cultivating in my head.

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