near the top of the mountain, Ta Phin
outside Ms. May Kieu’s place, Ta Phin
Close up of Stack Bod Mythology Piece 1, chosen for the APT Gallery Open Submission show by Paul Noble last year. Click the image for the text that accompanied the sculpture…
The Stack Bod Mythology series follows on from various other Stack Bod related works, largely at midnight scribble level, but also, for example, in 2011’s Stack Bod Embassy Door, an engraved sticky resin slab.
“It’s a mystery, man, they build themselves from piles, take only what they need. Maybe impossible, but crying out for that IRL validation. Are they drawings or drawings of drawings? Did you see the drawing of a Stack Bod in the real world? It was literally, like, too heavy, a guy dropped it.”
I like to let the medium do the thinking. The 3 pieces made for the submission seemed to suggest some sort of historical depth to the Stack Bod saga. Mythology Piece 1 in particular, so in keeping with the pile – up tradition, and in celebration of the heritage, I stuck a fruit on top.
from hostel window, Siem Reap
A later stage of Large Red Dots for Enjoyment, for Inhabit. The bear towers needed to be dismantled as the wax polish they were made of was well smelly.
close up, scene two of Large Red Dots for Enjoyment, for Inhabit
the second scene I made for Large Red Dots for Enjoyment… I used some unwanted wax polish that had been mixed with gold pigment. Part of Inhabit
Large Red Dots for Enjoyment - view of most of the first scene I made. The whole narrative came about gradually, based on the materials I had found and how they fit together. It was for Inhabit
Large Red Dots for Enjoyment - a close up of my improvised installation for Inhabit. I was very keen on trying to make a scale model, rather than a small sculpture.
Large Red Dots for Enjoyment - a close up of my improvised installation for Inhabit