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selective memory: worry and guilt
by Chris Wubbena
acid etched steel
8.5' x 9' x 3'

Location: Stadium Road/Emmett Street

Chris Wubbena Sculpture

Value: $15,000

Artist Statement

The concepts and forms that make up my artwork generate from an interest in melding physical and cultural history into compositions that exhume, analyze, and challenge issues from yesterday and today. Through an assortment of media I create artwork that compiles and preserves information into layered, stacked, and eroded forms. The finished product most often references the link between geology, history, and everyday life, such as social stratification, political fissures, or historical sedimentation and erosion.

The sculpture, titled selective memory, is an autobiographical mining of the past, present, and future, as memory fades and earth erodes.

In the end, the artwork I create is an amalgamation of various landmarks and artifacts. A landmark is more than a simple object or place; it is a reminder of an emotion, experience, or discovery. An artifact is a clue into secrets, secrets that have resisted the effects of time, to tell old underlying stories. The landmarks and artifacts presented in my work, through material, form, and content, investigate our shared contemporary existence as it sits teetering atop a world of accumulated beliefs, traditions, and misconceptions.

Chris Wubbena
603 Ranchwood Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Phone: 601-818-8572

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