Nick DePirro

Big Ball of Ouch


The subjects explored in Big ball of Ouch range from investigations into the nature of a sculpture's status, to details articulating metaphoric expressions of perception and reaction. This work is a continuation of a previous body of work, which subjects traditional sculptural practices to the rigors of profane cultural systems that, under normal circumstances, would be in conflict with fine arts ideals. This is achieved by creating an autonomous sculpture, which is then installed in a space with another object that modifies its meaning. This relationship denatures the sculpture and assigns it a new and enriched set of properties.