Socrates Sculpture Park

Adriana Farmiga


Exhibition: EAF08: 2008 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2008

cenotaph, 2008
Wood, fiberglass, clothing, paint, Paverpol
12' x 7' x 7'

Mimicking the stone pedestals and bronze figures found in city parks and plazas, this sculpture appears to follow a classical canon. The figure, however, is made of fabric coated with Paverpol and placed on a wooden pedestal. Regardless of the vantage point, it displays only a continuous rear view. This humorous play in construction is intended to address sentiments that are attached to traditional monuments and statues -- heroism, nationalism and also historical revision.

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