There are a number of works I’ve seen lately that are totally blowing my mind. They tend to revolve around the idea of deconstructing these common things that are virtually woven into our DNA (not a new idea, I know). Two of the projects take our common notion of what a “house” is and basically pull it through a 5-dimensional shredder, bending and twisting and exposing those parts that we know are there but never see. To me, this does three things:
a) it forces you to reconsider both the world in general and the world in which you exist comfortably (and in which, perhaps, you shouldn’t feel so comfortable) and, ultimately, the vulnerability of that world,
b) it feels very much like a metaphor for all those things that require faith to exist, including god, love, and your own sense of comfort (see above), and
c) it reveals the parallels between our fabricated world and and the natural world (peel back the skin and there are the bones).
Below are two photos that are seriously overloading my brain right now. In a good way.
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck