Sunday, February 19, 2012

Larger than Life

Here is my strawberry sculpture in progress!
Medium: Pink foam, epoxy, acrylic paint

This piece speaks about the personal interpretation and abstract definition of perfection. Each slice can be interpreted in many ways when seen alone, they look like land masses, slabs of meat or can clearly be seen as a slices of strawberries. Society has its own view of perfection and force the overall public to believe in this ideal. Humanity has this obsession with bringing perfection to everything in which we interact down to the last detail of how a box of strawberries is organized. The ones that are the closest to society's idea of what a strawberry should look like are on top and underneath are the strawberries that have natural deformations and "flaws." However I am trying to redefine the general definition of perfection by showing the beauty in what was seen as flaws, there is beauty in the unique and natural characteristics of the individual. 

1 comment:

  1. The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfections. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell. (Ben Okra)