Spoon Monument, 2003-2010
painted monochromed steel & fiberglass sculpture, 194 x 65 x 45 cm
With bent handle and elevated head, the Spoon Monument at first appears to symbolize the trust and hope that individuals place in each other and in society. On approaching the work, a large hole can be seen in the bottom of the spoon head, making it useless and incapable of holding/spooning anything. The deception of concealment translates into a monumental sculptural symbol of disillusionment and nostalgia.
Sculptural works integrated in the "Tent Cities" installation:
Spoon Monument, Cross Broom and The CEO Award
The CEO Award, 2009
wood, metal, paint, 194 x 200 x 30 cm
This edition of five double-headed shovels is dedicated to the most prolific and qualified CEO (corporate executive officer) in the country/world. On each shovel head is written "hiring" (for the good times) and "firing" (for the bad times), the current mood in vogue indicated by which shovel head with readable text is pointing upward.
Cross Broom, 2010
wood, plastic, 212 x 85 x 85 cm
David Smithson © 2009-2015