It's Not Art Until You Put Your Soul in It
Michael Menconi (American, b. 1977)
DimensionsWork : 14 1/2 x 13 x 7 in. (36.83 x 33.02 x 17.78 cm)
Credit LineGift of Michael A. Menconi
LabelThis sculpture is the product of a multi-year collaboration between two of America’s best young glass artists, Michael Menconi and Charles Lowrie. It belongs to a larger series of sculptures called Transcensions that Menconi and Lowrie created together between 2009 and 2012. Wanting to make work that was both technically challenging and thought-provoking, the artists created a series of sculptures that are open to multiple interpretations. This sculpture, for example, can be interpreted as a commentary on the dual nature of art as both a form of self-expression and as a commodity intended to attract viewers. More broadly the sculpture can be interpreted as a commentary on the fundamental human condition of being trapped by time, space and the limits of our human consciousness.