John Walsh

John Walsh

Statement

In my current practice I use mixed media, sculpture, video and light to explore my own interest in the Sublime, walking mountains and rural areas, wildlife and my interest in dogs. It concentrates on animal sculptures and video that create an anthropomorphic feel. 19th century Transcendentalist philosopher Henry David Thoreau wrote in his book Walden (1854) :
“The animal merely makes a bed, which he warms with his body in a sheltered place; but man, having discovered fire, boxes up some air in a spacious apartment, and warms that, instead of robbing himself, makes that his bed, in which he can move about divested of more cumbrous clothing, maintain a kind of summer in the midst of winter, and by means of windows even admit the light and with a lamp lengthen out the day.”

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Course: fine art

Year: 2022

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