Thursday, March 12, 2009
This Eggbeater by Shannon Goff catches the viewer's attention by its sheer size. Also, the content of the sculpture, an eggbeater, is striking in such a large display. Few people have ever noticed the intricacies of an eggbeater, except perhaps those who engineer the machine. Thus, seeing such a large rendition gives importance to each wheel, each connection in this mundane contraption. The size also conveys an idea of importance, to an object we would not ordinarily think of as particularly important. Moreover, the material used, plywood, gives the eggbeater another interesting quality. Obviously a real eggbeater would never be made out of plywood, thus the sculpture in some ways become something else entirely.