The Penguin / by Lucas Novak

   

 

 

This penguin, on the tip of an iceberg, is a sculpture that hangs on the wall. I deliberately created it with uneven, imperfect surfaces because I find imperfections intriguing, like the decay of an old building. Another example would be the difference between CGI animation and stop motion animation (e.g., claymation) -- something about the hand-made puppets and broken movements in stop motion animation move me more. Maybe it is because everything in contemporary society seems to be flawlessly computer generated. Imperfections are more human. 

24" x 18" x 9", acrylic paint, epoxy resin, canvas, paper, foam, salt, steel wire and aluminum armature, wood, 2014.