Shezad Dawood

The Majestic

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The Majestic
Shezad Dawood
The Majestic
2007
Neon, tumbleweed with enamelled aluminium plinth
163 x 51 x 51 cm
Dawood describes his attempt to formally represent notions of the divine as strongly as he represents something of the formlessness and abstraction at the heart of modern America. The disheveled tumble-weed balls that are anchored into each plinth exist as symbols of time. The sculptures also reference the history of the American West, acknowledging the rise of a new kind of social religion embedded in bold patriotism.

     
 


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