james parlin  
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Men: A Brief Survey/
Mister One-Nut #1

Inkjet print on photo paper, edition of 15.
4.5 x 3.5 in.
     
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    Men: A Brief Survey      

           This body of work is about worrisome things – things that happen to us, and things we bring upon ourselves.  It deals with aging and loss, fear, vulnerability and aggression, disease, and desperation.

My ideas for the sculptures usually first took form as drawings.  A number of the preliminary drawings were created digitally, a selection of which was then turned into limited edition prints.  The next stage for some of these images was to make a maquette, or small model.  These maquettes were made directly in wax and cast in aluminum.  The four larger pieces were then each modeled in clay, cast in polyurethane from rubber molds, and painted with acrylic paints.

The work is an attempt to come to grips with how compelling, all-encompassing, and special our inner lives are to us, and how pedestrian, predictable, and generally ludicrous they seem to nearly everyone else.