You Me Us

The full size version.

In the first instance, You Me Us is a highly contemplative abstraction about human relationships and serves to personify the harmony and emotional connectivity within the relationship. Additionally, it serves to entangle the observer into this relationship through empathic contemplation.

In part, the inspiration for this piece comes from the famous quote from the 18th century German philosopher Immanuel Kant.

“Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made.”

In considering the underlying reality of what he said, with respect to the flaws that we all have, flaws that are explicitly expressed within the sculpture, it seems to me that the harmony is all the more extraordinary.

A secondary feature of this style of work that people may observe is that of pareidolia. Generally this is unique to the observer and provides for an enhanced experience with the piece.

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