Monday, May 7, 2007

"Mostly they turn in circles and wear out, then they get replaced."


Title: “Mostly they turn in circles and wear out, then they get replaced.”
Size: 7” X 9” X 5”
Date: 03-2007
Media: Assemblage
Materials: Wood, glass, clock gears, watch gears, bones.

Description:
This work is a summed up exactly by this section of dialogue from the movie “Waking the dead.” As a man re-plays conversations between himself and a loved one after her passing, he finally understands her fears.
“I don’t want to watch you turn into a cog in there machine.”
“Sometimes cogs can make machines run better.”
“Sometimes.”
“Yes.”
“Mostly they turn in circles and wear out, then they get replaced.”

Make yourself irreplaceable.
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Last diplayed at
"Shepherd University Faculty Exhibition"
Ruth Scarborouh Library, Shepherdstown, WV
10-2007

4 comments:

Jodi said...

Is irreplacability innate or created?

Ron Hollingshead said...

I think that it is more that Replaceability is created.

sara chroussis said...

nice use of circles...

Ron Hollingshead said...

Thanks!
I would like you to see this one in person, sara. I would like to hear your comments.
I just got to see some of your work for he first time in the gallery waiting for the honors show judgement. I was happy because I got to feel the texture (with my eyes) that I didn't get to with your photographs.
Good work!