Rock Paper Scissors — Sculpture

14 October 2008 at 7:11 pm 1 comment

I had a piece in the 10th Outdoor Sculpture Show at Maudsley State Park in Newburyport, MA.  The piece was titled “Rock Paper Scissors Series #1:  Stand-Off” and included the following statement in the program:

The popular two-person hand game “Rock Paper Scissors” is often used as a selection method or form of decision-making.  While the game seems harmless, it here suggests the conflict inherent in its premise and becomes an allegory for personal, political, or social violence.  The work evokes the intricacy of power relations and indicates that the oversimplified dynamics of the game do not approach the true complexity of human affairs.

Stand-Off by Richard Smyth

Rock Paper Scissors Series #1: Stand-Off by Richard Smyth

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