Host (Sword to Mind)

Floating Mechanism PAM installation PAM Exhibit

Exhibit: Claudia Fitch, May5 - August 12, 2012,  APEX Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

Dimensions: Each Sculpture: 20”H x 16”W x 10”D,
                         Shelf: 132”Wx 5”Hx 15”D

Medium: ceramic, acrylic paint, steel knife blade, aluminum stand

Date: 2012

Description: Site specific for the museum gallery, the installation playfully mimics the ubiquitous, mass-produced, trademark icons. Like the female figure in Cloud Morph, she is constructed of interchangeable parts, and now wears a miniature architectural ziggurat.  The figurine has an archetypal layer, enacting the Buddhist concept of Sword to Mind, reflecting that the precision of the sword might cut both ways.