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Daniel Firman: Gathering

 

These masses of discarded materials are not simply collected; rather, Daniel Firman (1960) configures, bends, and paints the objects to create fusions reminiscent of plastiglomerates. Nothing can be reclaimed or repurposed. This highlights Firman’s concern with the separation between body and object, between human activity and nature, something which is no longer possible. As we move around looking at this sculpture, we are alert and aware of how the objects we leave behind never really leave us. With his eye-popping sculptures, Daniel Firman freezes moments of time and action in precarious balance.