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Title: Owl
Author(s): Farcus, Adam
Abstract: I was raised in a rural middle class family, and my work reflects middle class mentalities. I use utilitarian and populist materials and subjects in a way that transforms them from the normal and everyday into the magical, mystical, sincere and poetic. Such a humble transformation shows the ephemeral nature of the content. My work needs to be humble and ephemeral because that is what makes it human scale: it is imperfect. The faults lie in the construction and materials; thereby the pieces will fall apart and the colors will fade. Everything has a life span: pop culture, objects, art, human life and the universe. I embrace and celebrate this part of life. The subjects I choose are taken from my life and interests to define myself and my art as part of the human condition. I chose the owl because I see him as an elusive and mysterious predator/protector. Owl is not a rendering of an actual owl, but a simulacrum of the mental and magical space that is this epic creature.
Issue Date: 2009
Type: Image
Description: Finalist in 2009 in The Image of Research, a competition for students in graduate or professional degree programs at UIC, sponsored by UIC's Graduate College and the University Library. Images of award recipients and honorable mention images on exhibition in the Richard J. Daley Library and the Library of the Health Sciences, April 16-May 12, 2009.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2010-09-01

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