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Exhibition of Memorial Concepts

Artist(s): Raphael Zollinger, United States

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Proposal Title: another emerald tower, 02/05/2008, Sculpture

Proposal Synopsis: please see image: a scaled model of the sculpture that i propose building full scale - human scale. The figures are cast in urethane resin with steel "legs", wood, steel and tar shelter. The shelter design is taken from photos i had researched of sniper towers and watch towers recently built in Iraq. The stance of the figures is a normal position that people in non-western cultures sit. Here, they symbolically bear the burden of their occupiers. i am looking for any help to make this a reality.

Artist's Biography: My work examines both personal and public representations of critical issues in the realm of contemporary social change. Through poetics, irony, and juxtaposition, I comment on familiar historical events from popular news media, as well as on autobiographical scenes. The languages of sculpture, installation, and photography are utilized by recreating and documenting scenarios in which my body is presented as a sounding board for commentary. Furthermore, through both direct physical interaction and the psychological gestalt, my work seeks to incorporate the viewer as an essential participant through which the work is completed. The viewer is asked to

Artist's Website: http://rzollinger.com

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