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Rory Burke

From One, Many (detail 100/1000 cast miniature heads), 2006. Cast mixed media, 45" x 30" x 30" (each head is app. 1.5" x 1.5" x1.5").

We live in a mechanized world faced with the ethical issues of cloning, globalization, war, identity, and legacy. I create collections of excessive multiples to explore these issues. I use the figure (more specifically, the head/bust) because it can directly reference the human condition. When it comes to the human condition, mortality is the great equalizer: we are all destined to surrender to our own mortality. Our legacy is our identity over time; it is what lasts.

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Faculty Sponsor: Charles Kraus