Stains of a Sickening, Sexy, Spectre

 
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Object

sculpture

Title

Stains of a Sickening, Sexy, Spectre

Production date

2006

Material

wood

Description

A carved wooden leg sculpture by Terence Besmirch. “This sculpture is inspired by my faintly remembered, missing right leg. I adapted my artificial limb into a carving tool (a prosthetic with a chisel instead of a foot), and used this tool to render my lost limb. The memory of this, infected by the exaggerated plastic musculature of the hybrid 'He-Man' toys I played with during my recovery, emerges in this very fine carving”. Terence Besmirch, 2006.

Production person

Terence Besmirch

Production person note

“This sculpture is inspired by my faintly remembered, missing right leg.
I adapted my artificial limb into a carving tool (a prosthetic with a chisel instead of a foot), and used this tool to render my lost limb. The memory of this, infected by the exaggerated plastic musculature of the hybrid 'He-Man' toys I played with during my recovery, emerges in this very fine carving”.

Terence Besmirch, 2006

Object number

2008.109

On display?

Yes
 

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