Liam Wilson
Mark


Non Sequitur (2018)



Culturally, America’s Midwest (also known as “America’s Heartland”) is characterized by hard work and humility. Midwesterners are known for being friendly, non-confrontational, and restrained in giving voice to controversy, especially in social situations. A site of gathering and sharing, our family dinner table was a space that encouraged talking but avoided conflict–individual opinions and perspectives were discouraged in an effort to maintain peace and neutrality. While trying to please everyone at once the object stretches itself too thin, resulting in a lack of function; Only ornament; Another actor at the table; A Non sequitur.

Sculpted by hand and cast in both aluminum and bronze.

Non Sequitur was exhibited along with 14 other works for whatnot potluck, presented by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, hosted by Spazio Rossana Orlandi for the 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy.

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