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michael jantzen

Santa Fe, NM, US

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Part of a series of conceptual sculptures
Part of a series of conceptual sculptures
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Deconstructing My Adirondack Chair

Deconstructing My Adirondack Chair

Michael Jantzen

© 2015

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Deconstructing My Adirondack Chair is part of a series of sculptures that physically deconstruct parts of the real world that we normally think of as stable and familiar. In this case, various kinds of chairs were selected. Each of the chairs were cut up into various parts, and then reassembled back into new forms that still have some reference to the original chair. The new forms attempt to suggest ways in which the original chairs might take on new fanciful functions, as well as new hybrid abstractions. The challenge is to retain just enough of the original chair image, so that the viewer can maintain some kind of a reference point of departure from it, to something new.

In all of the deconstruction series of sculptures, a simple system of cutting and reassembling the parts in a specific way is invented and maintained throughout the process. This is done so that I as the artist maintain a minimal amount of conscience control over the final outcome. In this way, the final form has a better chance of evolving into something never seen before, because the process in heavily based on editing accidents, rather then creating the image around preconceived ideas.

 
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Status: Built
Location: Santa Fe NM