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ART 499 - Advanced Sculpture

Pond installation: Floccinaucinihilipilification

Independent Study/ Advanced Sculpture/ Fall 2018

Cindi Ouellette

 

Because accepting one’s own inadequacies as uniqueness, challenge the balancing abilities of the mind and the society that says they are inadequate to what is expected.  Also, because there is never enough time in the day for the conflicting schedules of family to sit down for dinner, thus the table has floated out the proverbial window and into the pond.

Photographs by Danielle R. Cecil

ARTIST STATEMENT:
Surreal dinner setting inspired in part by “The Persistence of Memory,” painted by Salvador Dali’ in 1931 as a rendered dream or self-induced psychotic hallucination according to the psycho-analysis studies of Sigmund Freud. As far as table designs are concerned, the ground beneath the legs of a dinette are presumed to be solid and expected to serve a specific purpose and pose in a specific setting as reality dictates. A surrealist mindset, however, insists on defying actuality by taking what is presumed as normal out of context. Ergo, a table and chairs sculpted to float suspended in a pond by buoyancy or from the ceiling by fishing line. Either way the result is surreal and a mirror image to the feelings of a person with a mental illness, thus Floccinaucinihilipilification is dedicated to anyone constantly plagued by the feelings of being out of place in accordance to the social norms set by society.

Because accepting one’s own inadequacies as uniqueness, challenge the balancing abilities of the mind and the society that says they are inadequate to what is expected.  Also, because there is never enough time in the day for the conflicting schedules of family to sit down for dinner, thus the table has floated out the proverbial window and into the pond.

Cindi Ouellette sculpture diagram 

Pond installation: Floccinaucinihilipilification

The materials used to make the sculpture include; ESP styrofoam, exterior foam coat, and latex paint. 

 

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