Untitled with Arrow
welded steel arrow with microprocessor-controlled electronics, flame cut solid steel installation dimensions: variable object dimensions: 48 in x 6 in x 24 in and 2 ft x 2 ft x2 ft 2001
This work was created in response to the invasion of Afghanistan, and conveys my perceptions of the war based on cable news coverage. It is a purposefully orientalist piece, patterned after the strategic techniques utilized by an impoverished nation, translated through my continued use of a sculptural form which is modified in meaning by its installation circumstances. The piece itself is an antiquated trailer that supports a polished solid steel bar with a machined graphite ring sleeved over it. The minimalist element represents the highly engineered weapon that travels under desperate circumstances.