by Brittany High
This untitled series is made up of over-sized furniture created by Artist Robert Therrien. The art pieces measure over ten feet tall and are currently showing at the Lifelike exhibit. Robert explains his inspiration:
The artist’s point of view – from the small world – could be viewed as a large gesture- publically. The practice is creating something both large and small. Publically, Table and Chairs is perceived as a big object, where it actually originated from a small detail-a corner bracket supporting the table leg. Instead of crawling underneath and photographing an actual table in order to see it, why not shrink yourself and take a normal snapshot?”
Thanks Robert! Because I’m far more apt to show up at an art exhibit to experience standing under a giant table than to expect me to actually crawl under a regular-size table. I got a bad back. Plus I’m lazy!