Host (Sword to Mind)
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
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.