BODY POLITIC

Location

Lenexa Rec Center, Lenexa, KS

Year

2018

Dimensions

5' diameter and 7' diameter - 2 sculptures total

Media

laser cut stainless steel, LED lighting, electronics, touch button

Client

City of Lenexa

Two spheres stand in opposition, one large and one small, engaged but separated. Both are perforated with human silhouettes engaged in various everyday activities. Located in a public plaza, the work comments on the voyeuristic quality of public space where one is constantly viewing tiny windows into the lives of others and, consciously or not, making judgments based on those limited snapshots. Both the relationship between the two spheres as well as the generalized human cutouts in each force this experience into consciousness while confronting the mismatch between the limited scope of these observations and the outsized value they occupy in the mind.