Sunday, September 11, 2011

Shadows



















These are the works of Tim Noble and Sue Webster. They collect garbage, then shape it in such a way that when hit by light (at a certain angle) the sculpture gives off a shadow. What I find beautiful in these artworks is that the artwork itself is the shadow, which is neither material or permanent. It reminded me of a discussion we had in class about the actual artwork being a means to an end. This to me, seems to be a material representation of that point- the created object is a pile of garbage, the reflection (the point) is beautiful. So, just like a Beckett play- the sculpture is not very impressive, but when understood (hit by light) it becomes an art work.

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