Presented at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (Winnipeg), as part of Insurgence/Resurgence
Shield questions the production, classification, and dissemination of heritage while focusing on resilience, survival and pride across generations. The hurried transformation of cityscapes, urban architecture, and capitalism forces us to observe the intricacies of the phenomenon called time over our memories and histories. It speaks to the intricate limbo of people today while addressing the multiplicity of worlds we walk between. Placed on the ground, the sculpture aims to defy figures of authority, and rather takes on a consecrated glare. We come to wonder if all generations, past and future, could act as a protective shield within our collective consciousness.
Concrete, copper pipe, copper leaves
36” x 36” x 144”