JOHN GREER
JOHN GREER

3 Grains of Wheat, 2000

Bronze, 3 elements; each grain 99 x 43 x 32 cm (39 x 17 x 13 inches)
In the collection of the MacDonald Stewart Art Centre Sculpture Garden, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

 

This work is composed of three elements and is related to Nine Grains of Rice and Single Grain of Rice in the sense of staple sustenance. The forms manifest grains of wheat in a scale that relates them as objects to our physicality.

These grain forms are used for symbols of sustenance, its necessity and the potential for enrichment. The grains also represent humanity, which they feed. They are a reminder of what we are composed and what allows us the potential to unfold physically, mentally, culturally and spiritually. The few indicate the commonality of the masses of people in a more identifiable and subjective manner.

They are manifested potential for intelligence; sustenance as a motor of life and a model of manifested time.

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Bus Shelter in Halifax with retroActive poster!
Thinking Back to Gertrude and Henrie, 2015
Installation View retroActive with Threshold, 2015; Civilization, 1990/91; PaperMoney, 2012
Wait of Water by John Greer, 2014 Bay of Fundy Detail of Wait of Water, October 9th, 2014; retroActive tied up, tide down, looking back across the bay where the piece was first realized in 1972
National Gallery of Canada : THE PROUST QUESTIONNAIRE
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