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Title: Manufacture of Memory
Dimensions: 28" x 18" x 12" (lifesize)
Medium: Bonded Iron
Year: 1996

The inclination to nostalgically revisit the past, in which we minimize our mistakes and embellish all else, is a strong human impulse. However, pursued long enough, fiction becomes fact in our mind's eye, no longer easily distinguished from one another. Nostalgia replaces history. "Manufacture of Memory" manifests this transformation by contrasting form with material. In this sculpture, naturalistic and athletic forms are contrasted with the decaying industrial material of rusted iron.MORE>