Fetish Light Sculpture – Tyrona Tootz
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Popular conspiracy theory claims that the similar creation times of cave paintings around the world point to alien invaders. Cave paintings are something that feels like a baseline human instinct--a hand drawing the way a hand knows, not being driven by a logical brain and ruler. Could aliens, in fast-moving spaceships be connected to this same spirit, reflexively depicting what they were seeing around them? In creating these objects, and working between Colombia and New York I can feel a bit connected to this seeming disparity. Making the Fetishes, punching my fingers into a sand box, I felt tuned in to this archetypal spirit of creation. I’m expressing the human form in a primitive way. The neon felt like it outlined our idea of the future, a high-tech creation. But in reality these lines, bent with delicate hands, following quick outlines, are not unlike a cave painting made by an alien.