Wesley Rickert: Metamorphoses
JANUARY 10-28, 2004
Completed during the summer of 2003, this is a body of sculpture inspired by the building blocks of African Art. Specifically, the work has a disregard for “natural form” and is highly stylized invented representations of the human body. The sculptures are also intended to functions beyond a traditional western approach and become a symbology for ritualistic or magical purposes, allowing the viewer to channel their thoughts and manifest the change represented by each piece.
The titles of the galvanized welded metal pieces are as follows; The Kill Joy, The Influence Peddler, The Money Maker, The Opportunity, Settled Differences, The Remedy, The Shape Shifter, The Re-Trenching, The Dream, The Way, The Compromise and The Tour Guide. The sculptures are presented on a cast concrete pedestal and average 78″ in height.