Marshall Elliott — No More Neglect

Posted on February 27, 2014

Marshall Elliott created unexpected transformations of familiar symbols.

When familiar objects become folded, inverted, disappear, or have pieces missing, what is expressed is the inability of a world of signs to remain stable. This imbalance seeks to expose an idiosyncratic wildness and an inspiration of empowered self-sufficiency through made objects. Using materials as diverse as wood, metal, logs, bicycles, motors, and ice, I construct meaning by presenting unexpected transformations of familiar symbols. Behind the initial response and its levity or aesthetics typically lies a critique of our ability to ignore or stubborn refusal to acknowledge impermanence.

Marshall Elliott studied a Master of Fine Art (Sculpture) at the San Francisco Art Institute.

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