Work No Longer on Display
Formerly located at Lansdowne Centre, 5300 No. 3 Rd. (Removed 2011)
No Longer on Display
Polyester resin and iron.
Description of Work:
The gigantic heads of polyester resin and iron appear as if rendered in clay. They resemble the colour of the red clay of the earth, called terracotta, a material with special significance to artist Javier Marin’s native Mexico.
This artwork was a temporary installation and part of the Vancouver International Biennale 2009-2011.
This trio of enormous heads portrays a sense of strength, decay, and history. Duality is everywhere in these heads. They appear to rest precariously on edges, about to roll yet hold a sense of dignity, shaped in the style of Spanish Baroque sculpture. They suggest remnants of antiquity, as if they have tumbled from ancient monuments to unknown heroes.
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