For Want of What
Cast Bronze, Cast Alumium: 72”x69”x24"
Is ther more than life than work? Than giving the golden hours of your life for another dollar, another thing, more stuff, a proverbial carrot?
We chastice ourselves for wanting what we do not need while simultaneously searching for more new things to make us happy. A hyper labor society driven by capitalism makes us believe that simply resting is, in and of itself, a luxury we can’t afford. If we aren’t constantly working towards the next thing then we are useless, failing, but if we treat everything as a price we will never appreciate the wonders of what we have, the golden opportunities of life that are being missed by focusing on work. This is seen in the yellow-gold finish of the cast bronze, the gold hue of the casting is a reflection of the preciousness of life. The carrot is patinated to look aged, rotten, and undesirable, despite this the figure only moves forward towards the prize that guides them.