Artist: Hank Waddell
"Where The Sidewalk" Hank Waddell + + + + +
Project Space (613 Allen) On view during events and by appointment only
This installation is an exploration of how curiosity, discovery, reflection and play are necessary elements of our survival in and understanding of the world. Hank Waddell’s work uses these processes to reimagine what is known by manipulating the delicate relationship between nature and industry.
Throughout his life the woods provided strength, comfort and mystery for Waddell - yet the power and possibility of industry,despite its destructive capabilities, has continued to be a seductive force. In this installation materials and processes are coupled in curious ways, transformed through reinvention. Waddell’s work awakens the instinctual process that leads to cooperation and compromise between people and materials - an interactivity that comes through the open-ended process of play.