Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dow Benedict Benedict Benedict Benedict

Title: Dow Benedict Benedict Benedict Benedict
Size: 18” X 18” X 5”
Date: 03-2007
Media: Assemblage
Materials: Wood, glass, paper, light-bulbs, hood ornament, LEDs.

Description:
This piece is homage to my mentor L. Dow Benedict IV. I used objects that are similar to those he uses in his work but in a style more like my own. The title comes from an Ed Kienholz piece, “Walter Hopps Hopps Hopps,” an homage to his friend Walter Hopps III.

2 comments:

sara chroussis said...

haha.

do you use found wood/other found elements? it already seems to have a previous life before its reached you..

Ron Hollingshead said...

I almost always use found wood/glass/everything. I love the memories they bring along with them. The age. The Texture. The connotations people have that go way beyond their normal literal denotative meaning. Sometimes someone will see a piece I have made and just start into a story about how “When I was a kid...”
I love that.
You just can't get that kind of immediate intimacy with a viewer with all newly fabricated material.
Now it can also bite you in the ass when someone has a different kind of connotation for an object than the one you were using. But then again it doesn’t hurt for each viewer to see something different.
They all do anyway.