Wednesday, October 26, 2011
A Butterfly Perspective
Isn't there a conceptual conflict in this sculpture? A butterfly made out of wood? A butterfly is a concept as well as the reality of a flying insect. So what is the essence of a butterfly? Light, color, random flight, short life, all of these and more. Does the sculpture capture any of those concepts? The answer is not simple. The sculpture emphasizes the "form" of a butterfly, not its essence. Isn't this sculpture more a commentary on our societal perceptions today than it is an attempt to capture the essence of a butterfly? Do you think the sculptor thought about any of this? Or is this just my projection of impressions?