Socrates Sculpture Park

Marie Lorenz


Exhibition: EAF04: 2004 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, 2004

Man is man wherever you find him, 2004
Carved hill, rice straw, plastic sail
20' x 30' x 15'

Man is man wherever you find him takes its title from a 1971 National Geographic article by Thor Heyerdahl about his historical Atlantic voyage. Lorenz's sculpture, with its rice straw hull and wooden mast, is an interpretation of Heyerdahl's boat, the Ra II, and serves as a metaphor for navigation of cultural and physical geographies.

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