Can We Talk
Abstract Mixed Medium; Glass, Bronze, Electronics
Viewer enters dark room and is seated on provided chair positioned across the table from a figure. Lighting is activated onto Figure. An arm, flips up into view, on its hand is a peace symbol. Stops in front of viewer to present peace symbo. A pause, second rotation, arm moves through its rotation through table and a second arm and hand emerges and presents itself. The second posture, aimed directly into the face of viewer is a loaded handgun. Experience within this chamber invokes necessary and difficult dialogue.
The controversy continues as the gun violence debate deepens. This shocking sculpture depicts a stoic man holding a gun and aiming. This emotional, political piece is aimed at open, continuous discussions versus in the immediate aftermath of a tragedy.