Tobacco pipe, glove leather, thread, cardboard; wall mounted; 9 x 6 x 3 inches.
SWAN GLOVE, 2012
Glove leather, rope, wire, sawdust; 16 x 16 x 9 inches.
GLOVE NOT, 2012
Glove leather, rope, wire, sand; 10 x 8 x 5 inches.
Tobacco pipe, glove leather, thread, lead doll hands, hair; wall mounted; 10 x 5 x 2 inches.
Two tobacco pipes, glove leather, wire, thread; wall mounted; 4 x 10 x 2 inches.
HAVE I FORGOTTEN SOMETHING? 2012
Wooden pipe case, glove leather, hair; wall mounted; 4 x 6 x 3 inches.
Glove leather, rope, wire, sawdust; 12 x 6 x 6 inches.
SIMPLY RAVENOUS, 2012
Glove leather, thread, Stephen's miniature wooden hat form; 4 x 12 x 6 inches.
Glove leather, rope, wire, sawdust; 16 x 3 x 3 inches.
ENFILER SA PIPE, 2012
Tobacco pipe, wood, glove leather, sawdust; wall mounted. 7 x 7 x 2”
Frequent Conundrums: Sculpture: Tobacco Pipes and Gloves: 2012
FREQUENT CONUNDRUMS were provoked by my fascination with the ways we imagine history through its artifacts; collective memory at odds with subjective experience; and confabulation. The pipes and gloves were unreliable narrators, easily undone. Titles were organic to the process, in that my once-fluent French and a stubborn literal-mindedness had parts to play in generating "figures of speech" and visual puns.
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