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Pencil, Matchbook, and Cassette Sculptures by David PoppieJuxtapoz // Thursday, 04 Aug 2011
David Poppie takes very oridinary, everyday objects (and some of them not-often used objects) and arranges them into colorful, conceptual sculptures. Some of the more impressive arrangements include his pencil, matchbook, and cassette tape pieces.
As Poppie says of his work, "My recent work involves the reclaiming disposable objects in mass to create two and three dimensional works. Pieces can involve tea bags, matchbook strikes, plastic cutlery, etc. These items are generally disregarded and ignored by the everyday person. Through the gathering of the discards of contemporary culture, I ask the viewer to reconsider the function and value of these objects. I also reassign their value by re-contextualizing them by creating a piece of art from them. Besides utilizing the formal issues that interest me, based in the Minimalist school, I also am making a commentary on the disposable nature of contemporary culture."