tamar etingen TAMAR ETINGEN   artist

MEMORIAL TO THE NATURAL WORLD

Exhibited at the Lindhurst Gallery in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California, this installation satirizes the concept that people build monuments to things they have destroyed, because it makes them feel better, and that, without major societal changes, we will destroy our planet. The pieces feature prints, metalwork and painting. The Monument to Higher Animals features two 7’ obelisk columns with printed drawings of animals, topped by brass, hand-formed “tusks”. The Monument to the Oceans featured a school of 30 fish that move in the air currents above the hand-painted marble column, appearing to swim. The Water Reliquary features a central column with illustrations showing the many ways in which we have polluted our water. Topping the column is a chamber in which a single drop of water is seen falling every few seconds, disappearing mysteriously into the column.

monument to higher animals

MONUMENT TO HIGHER ANIMALS
mixed media, H 90" x W 60" x D 30", 2000
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monument to higher animals, detail

MONUMENT TO HIGHER ANIMALS, DETAIL
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monument to the oceans

MONUMENT TO THE OCEANS
mixed media, H 84" x W 60" x D 36", 2000
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monument to the oceans detail

MONUMENT TO THE OCEANS, DETAIL
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water reliquary and the eternal faucets

WATER RELIQUARY AND
THE ETERNAL FACUETS
water & mixed media
H 84" x W 66" x D 36", 2000
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WATER RELIQUARY & THE ETERNAL FAUCETS, DETAIL

WATER RELIQUARY AND
THE ETERNAL FAUCETS, DETAIL
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Contact Tamar:
tamaretingen@comcast.net
(617) 894-1295

June 21, 2010