Sculptural Vessel, 22 x 12 x 9.5" copper, stainless, bronze mixed metals.
Final resting places.
This started as a wry comment on our omnivorous tastes.
We make memorials to Kings, heros, and the like. We
place them in elaborate boxes to carry them beyond. My friend Alex makes metal urns for pet ashes, we were about to roast a pig for a party and I thought of a pet pig, a hero pig, one borne into the next world in a fancy box. It was a short jump to a lid on a roaster/casket.
Piggy is well appointed for his trip, decked out in royal robes and holding the symbols of his power. I borrowed from Tut and from a statue with Akhnauten 's belly to fill out the fat pig.
A sculptural vessel.
It is the pig borne to the next venue.
We eat the pig, and strangely, and very dryly, it was the style in the European late middle ages and renaissance (and later) to eat doses of ground up mummys as medicine for a number of ailments.
(oh, btw Farrow is birthing for a pig. "Farrow's End" is intended as a pharaohly good pun about the end.)
Having a Ball with Gene Olson (curated by ElkRiverArtCenter)
"To Share a Smile" poem detail repoussť memorial
"Pig Tut" aka "Farrow's End"
What is Michigan?
Fountain - yet untitled