International Sculpture Center
Facebook Twitter Instagram

Sculpture cover




April 2016
Vol. 35 No. 2

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
*Read the full article online!
The Facsimile Is Good Enough: A Conversation with Walter McConnell
by Twylene Moyer
Walter McConnell A Theory of Everything: Dark Stupa Walter McConnell’s two major bodies of work strike at the core of human ambition—the desire to possess. More acquisitive than magpies, more daring than Prometheus, we shape and reshape our world through ownership—either physically (collecting and hoarding) or, if that fails, intellectually (ordering and classifying). Even the wonders of the natural world and the mysteries of the universe can be captured, reduced to graspable objects tailored to our hands and minds. Parts stand for wholes; souvenirs replace experience. The facsimile becomes the real, and we seldom notice the switch, because what we have determines what is real, even if only for a short time. ...see the entire article in the print version of April's Sculpture magazine.

A Theory of Everything: Dark Stupa, 2014. Cast porcelain from salvaged hobby industrial molds, zinc crystalline glaze, sand, and plywood shelving, 12 x 10 ft.

Complete text in print version available at fine newsstands and through subscription. Please visit our Membership page for more information.

Click here for Sculpture magazine ARCHIVES
To advertise in Sculpture magazine, call 718.812.8826 or e-mail advertising@sculpture.org.




Click here to sign up for a digital subscription ($60) to Sculpture