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Allegory

Exhibition  /  07 Aug 2008  -  17 Sep 2008
 
Published: 21.08.2008
Amy Haskins. Sculpture: Homecoming, 2008. Steel, rubber, wool, leather, paint. 26' x 45' x 10'. In nearly every block in NYC, you will find a building with a representation of a swag or festoon set in stone or plaster above the doorway. Originally, this was a bundle of flowers that was placed above the entryway on fete days, sort of a physical 'welcome home'. That, combined with the swallows (who can fly 3,000 miles yet return the same nest), symbolize an idea (not ideal!) of home.. Amy Haskins
Sculpture: Homecoming, 2008
Steel, rubber, wool, leather, paint
26" x 45" x 10"
In nearly every block in NYC, you will find a building with a representation of a swag or festoon set in stone or plaster above the doorway. Originally, this was a bundle of flowers that was placed above the entryway on fete days, sort of a physical 'welcome home'. That, combined with the swallows (who can fly 3,000 miles yet return the same nest), symbolize an idea (not ideal!) of home.
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Intro
The body of work contained in Allegory stems from my ongoing fascination with ornament and how it simultaneously defines/codifies cultural ideas of beauty while more subtly elucidating social morals, taste, and class distinctions.