Thursday, September 29, 2011

Dead Machine

I am preparing for a Dia de los Muertos show in Dallas.  The curators have encouraged artists to maintain their aesthetic approach and create something non traditional.

I've decided to portray a dead machine.  I began to seek out machines no longer in use; machines used only by people who are now dead.  It's difficult to find them.

The nice thing about loving machinery is that people send me pictures when they find a machine they like. On facebook, I am tagged in a photo of a backflow prevention device.  A few months ago, Gabriela Knutson sent me a portable engine in a ghost town she was passing through.

This is what it looked like while still in use:

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