Bryan Crocket. Gluttony, 2002. Cultured marble. From Seven Deadly Sins. Courtesy the artist and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, NY.
Ecce Homo, 2000
subconscious societal concerns about new discoveries in science and how it is applied to our daily world. The realization how mutable the body is, our genes, our sense of self and what that is – is this causing an anxious identity crisis or a desire to deem one’s self their own and untouchable – needing to defend ourselves from outside forces. Are images there to help describe and translate our reality, or persuade the audience to seeing the world our way? When a scientist discovers a new tool, do they have a responsibility to see its use ethically handled? Or does the artist, when tackling the subjects of genetic insecurities; are they well versed enough in the subject to be discussing it in the public arena without aiming towards impulse and panic?