JEFFREY GIBSON

ALIVE! IS A FOUND OBJECT READY MADE SCULPTURE ALTERED WITH PAINT AND TEXT THAT READS: I AM ALIVE! YOU ARE ALIVE! THEY ARE ALIVE! WE ARE LIVING!

I CHOSE TO WORK WITH A WIND TURBINE BLADE BECAUSE OF HOW IT ALTERS ONE’S PERCEPTIONS WHEN THEY LOOK OUT ACROSS THE DESERT LANDSCAPE. THEY ARE ENORMOUS AND WHEN VIEWING ONE UP CLOSE YOU GET A SENSE OF THE EXPANSIVENESS OF THE DESERT LANDSCAPE THAT THEY OCCUPY. THEY ARE ALSO REALLY BEAUTIFUL IN FORM AND THEIR SHAPE REMINDS ME OF SOMETHING LIKE A WING, A FIN, OR A BONE FROM A MASSIVE WHALE. THE TEXT REFERENCES THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN PALM SPRINGS AND THE ORIGINAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WHO OCCUPIED THIS LAND AND THEIR BELIEF THAT THE LANDSCAPE IS LIVING.

 

TITLE: 
ALIVE!

LOCATION: 
PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM

33°49’26.07”N 116°32’58.60”W

Viewable 24/7 from the street outside the Palm Springs Art Museum. For entry to the sculpture garden and the museum, hours are: Sun, Mon, Tues, Sat: 10am - 5pm, Thurs & Fri: 12pm - 9pm, closed Wednesday.

 

 

Jeffrey Gibson — ALIVE!
Hand lettering by Aaron Hansen