assembled metal sculpture
9"(h) x 10"(w) x 10"(d)
WESTERN is simultaneously both futuristic and retro, reflecting on the aging of mechanical technology and the vestigial artifacts it leaves behind.
Its stylish utilitarianism connotes something that was designed to be functional and have an esthetic, as if to make up for its technological shortcomings. The designers knew this would not be in use for ever, but wanted to ensure that the time it did have was not wasted. Like any other machine, it is either a benefit or a hazard.
The piece is primarily made of reclaimed metal parts, using components made from steel, aluminum, iron, copper and brass. It was assembled with traditional trade methods, including nuts, bolts, screws and solder.
Part of the ARTIFACTS series.
YOHO Open Studios (2023)