douglas KORNFELD


Double Take - Steel, aluminium and vinyl.

The sculpture installation was made up of groups of signs placed at various sites in the Acton Arboretum. At first glance they described an object or condition. However; when the viewer compared the generic image with the actual object or condition they discovered contradictions between what they saw and the symbol on the sign. The purpose of this project was to question the nature of symbols and how they influence our thinking and our view of the world. These works show that symbols do not necessarily describe but can actually confuse or deny an actual situation.

"Double-Take" - 1996 - Public Art, Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA

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