Balance/interference.

Each of the tools has a groove caved into the handle, an inch away from where it meets the blade. The grooves help keep the interlocking formation in place. The audience may optionally interact with the piece.

These farming tools are called “not” in Korean and “sickle” in English.

They are harvesting tools for rice and other plants. The farmers would kneel to reach the bottom of grain plants and swing the tool away from the body to reap. It is a primitive device that’s been similarly designed across many farming cultures.

In both the East and West, people used them as weapons, usually by the working classes who were not allowed to have blades. In the former Soviet Union’s emblem, the image of the sickle is used to respectful  representation of peasants.

            

3 can do what 4 does; balancing, and supporting. However, 3 does it just a bit more mysteriously, and economically.

A while back, I did a few drawings for Nicole Martinell, artistic director of Deep Vision Dance Company, upon request. I wasn’t thinking much more than the movement and the relations of bodies. Nicole later made a piece called "3"  that is based on these drawings and my statement. I do and don’t see my contribution, the dance piece is far more sophisticated and of it’s own. Still, it’s an honor.  Rick Westerkamp wrote a review on “3”.

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This is in progress 
Cycle/Benches 65”X65”X36” Foam, fiberglass, Wood, Steal. 2014
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A wallflower is not a wallflower until one calls it a wallflower; the one who does not approach.
“I believe that stereotyping is a universal means of coping with anxieties engendered by our inability to control the world.”
-Sander L. Gilman
The four crafted shapes are the illustration of my ideas about cycle and interdependency. The piece is made to be functional as both indoor and outdoor seating, while also being light enough to be carried easily. This is my effort for connection, I want more than spectators to my work. It can be interactive, interpreted as an odd- shaped bench and classified as craft, or it can be analyzed at a distance of its ideas and emotions and be an art object. It can be both, either, or neither. Who’s a wallflower now?
 

This is in progress 

Cycle/Benches 65”X65”X36” Foam, fiberglass, Wood, Steal. 2014

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A wallflower is not a wallflower until one calls it a wallflower; the one who does not approach.

“I believe that stereotyping is a universal means of coping with anxieties engendered by our inability to control the world.”

-Sander L. Gilman

The four crafted shapes are the illustration of my ideas about cycle and interdependency. The piece is made to be functional as both indoor and outdoor seating, while also being light enough to be carried easily. This is my effort for connection, I want more than spectators to my work. It can be interactive, interpreted as an odd- shaped bench and classified as craft, or it can be analyzed at a distance of its ideas and emotions and be an art object. It can be both, either, or neither. Who’s a wallflower now?

 

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