Detail of the sculpture "Fuse" by John Greer
Detail of the sculpture "Fuse" by John Greer

Fuse, 2013

Iranian Travertine, 170cm x 145cm x 45cm / 67" x 57" x 18" 


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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