In thinking about the postmodern preferences for didactic rather than aesthetic approaches to artmaking, I decided to use formal language rather than a media approach to the problems. Keystones are the supporting structures upon which systems are held together. Postmodernism pointed out the dissolution of the systems of control, power, and manipulation of classes of people within the world. The falling keystone represents in formal language the insecurities of these systems and the potential for failure. These sculptures are not specific like many works of contemporary art that support the lack of insight and powers of contemplation lacking in modern humans. They instead provide a respite and stopping point upon which to test the human capacity to envision and plan for a future that may change. These sculptures offer a moment unburdened by the media strategies prevalent in many contemporary art practices.
This is the first of a planned series of falling keystones; more to follow. It is available now if you would like to include this work in your collection and life. Please reach out to me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.