FUSE... work in progress, Pietrasanta, Italy, October 2013:
The abstract idea of coinage was embraced in China very early on. This idea of value equivalent is a societal tool employed by every human culture. I recognize the parallel value system that art plays in most social systems. The human herd is in relation to the subjective conciousness. Ideas realized must be experienced; otherwise they are not part of the cultural structure and have no value.
FUSE is carved from a golden colour travertine stone. An early Chinese circular bronze coin with a square hole in the center is the source object. In the sculpture the coins are 24 inches in diameter. The object appears to be a pile of oversized coins, approximately 18, carved from one block of stone.
The work is a metaphor regarding human value in regard to both, the group and the individual. Humans are cultural animals locked into a dynamic relationship.
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MONEY WAGON, 2013
Studio images, Pietrasanta, Italy.
This work is based on an ancint Whu Shu Coin from China. It is carved from Iranian Travertine.
It will be installed leaning agains a wall. "With my money works I am thinking a lot about value systems regarding ART and life and ideas within objects ... and objects as carriers of ideas of value." John Greer.
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Now finished: Paper Money! (6 editions of 3 suites of each two prints),
each print: 47" x 31" / 120cm x 80cm
(Viscosity printed plexiglas engraving)
Check here for more details on the prints in progress in December at Flatbed Press in Austin TX.
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Images courtesy Flatbed Press.
CONTINENTAL DRIFT Teil I + II: Konzeptkunst in Kanada: Die 1960er und 70er Jahre
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany ... On view until November 8th, 2013
Works in the exhibition by John Greer:
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Tied up - Tide down, 1971 Photo documentation, two photographs with text, 14" x 16" each
Ladder of Commitment, 1976 maple, oak and steel wire, 81.3cm x 61cm x 10cm