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David Barnett
Surreal Sculpture: 'Tin Man'

2009

$7,560

About

Combining found elements with those fashioned by my own hand, my work encompasses two- and three-dimensional collage as well as sculptural objects. Infused with a rich sense of history, the essence of my work lies in the age-old struggle between nature and the man-made industrial world. My challenge is to convey that sense of conflict in a way that resonates with the viewer. I incorporate Victorian era botanical imagery, ancient anatomical diagrams, and vintage mechanical components along with natural materials. Whether it’s a rusty piece of metal, branches from an oak tree, or tiny turquoise-tipped rooster feathers, the right juxtaposition reveals itself to me—the more absurd, the better. A character is born and a narrative begins to unravel. The theme of flight is recurrent, as is the conflation of anatomy and mechanics. The result is a menagerie of ethereal winged creatures, human and animal hybrids, and fanciful flying machines. In this era of mass-production and instant gratification, it’s my hope that these intimate and meticulously crafted works will also evoke a sense of rarity, delight, and mystery. - David Barnett

Details

  • Creator
    David Barnett (1933, American)
  • Creation Year
    2009
  • Dimensions
    Height: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Width: 19 in. (48.26 cm)Depth: 9 in. (22.86 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU42239104882

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    Ships From: Tarrytown, NY
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