181 x 37 x 37 cm
Art Brussels / Galerie Martin Kudlek, 2003
Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, 2004
Art Cologne / New York Sculptors Guild, 2007
Galerie Löhrl, Mönchengladbach, 2008
In Pedestal III, the largest of the pedestals, the printed circuit repeats itself ad infinitum over the entire surface. The oversized pedestal stands alone as an object, the question of value and prestige being reinforced by its self-evident function and verticality. In turn, this aspect of elevation and importance is repeated in the printed circuits, accentuated by the pattern being raised from the surface 2mm in relief. Ironically, this glorification of technology directly challenges the boundaries of technology, spotlighting the difficulties of moving from 2- to 3-dimensions. In this way, these pedestals explore how our created physical world is becoming flatter due to the limitations of computer technology and mechanization. By reflecting the dialog between technological imperative and our visual and tactile senses, it confronts the dilemma of how to pursue an organic lifestyle in a mass-produced world, how to fulfill a poetic need within a statistical society.