Gruden - Sculpture
inspiration for Coat Rack came from the surrealist art of Duchamp.
I found his artwork to be humorous, yet expressive.
subject matter of my sculpture is the Industrial Revolution
and its effect on society. Blue collar workers killed themselves
every day for nothing, only to be surpassed in skill and ability
by heavy machinery. In some ways I think the Industrial Revolution
killed part of the American mystique.
used mediums of wood, PVC piping, adhesive labels, and a functional
pitchfork in my piece. I think the contrast of new and old materials
added to the intrigue of the sculpture.
is also irony in the non-functionality of the Coat Rack. I enjoyed
expressing myself through this artwork.