Socrates Sculpture Park

Tamara Kostianovsky

Websites: http://ps1.org/studio-visit/artist/tamara-kostianovsky-0, http://www.tamarakostianovsky.com/CV09.html

Exhibition: EAF09: 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2009

The Persistance of Agony, 2009
Wood, foam, vinyl
Variable

Being the largest mammal on Earth, I see the whale as a metaphor for humanity.  Its overwhelming body represents the sum of our individual bodies; its longevity accounts for the passage of time. Many societies have associated whales with the unconscious mind, devilish forces, or deities. This sculpture re-appropriates the animal and infuses it with a new meaning; one which embodies an ever-lasting sense of tragedy and despair.

My goal with this work is to translate the dramatic nature of life into a visceral experience.  



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