Tuesday, June 13, 2006

In the House of My Father

This is Donald Rodney's piece of 1996-7 called In the House of My Father (left). The small sculpture he holds in his hand is made from sections of his own skin which were removed when he was having treatment for sickle cell anemia. Dealing with issues of identity, family and home, Rodney used the small house to symbolize fragility and futility. He died in 1998. You can read more about him and his work here.


Giskin said...

Fascinating, once you get over the 'Eeeeeeyew' factor.

aj said...

Wow, that's amazing - what a unique piece of art. He appears to have clubbed fingers.