Art Challenge – Day 3
My Recession Series sculpture is shown today for the 5/5/5 art challenge which consists of:
5 artworks/ over 5 days/ nominating another artist each day
Day 1 – Accomplished sculptor, Gilda Bronzé. Her work is wonderfully complicated and far reaching.
Day 2 – Manuelita Brown, creates eclectic and authentically personal bronze figurative and portrait sculpture.
Day 3 – Scott Bruckner, an accomplished wood sculptor who focuses on contemporary shapes
Recession Series Sculpture – Day 3
For Day 3, I am sharing a work from my Recession Series “Wrench in the Gears”.
This sculpture represents how many feel as a result of the 2007 Great Recession and Financial Crisis. The sculpture hand is made from steel wire and mesh mounted on rusty industrial steel artifacts.
Synonyms for Throw Monkey Wrench In
I found it interesting to look at the synonyms for the term “wrench in the gears”. My goal in making my Wrench in the Gears sculpture was to create a visualization and resulting feelings of the global great recession of our times, some of which are found in this synonym list:
- cramp one’s style
- throw a curve
- upset the apple cart
The Great Recession
This was a period of general economic decline observed in world markets beginning around the end of the first decade of the 21st century 2007 – 2009. The exact scale and timing of the recession, and whether it has ended, is debated and varied from country to country.
The global financial meltdown affected the livelihoods of almost everyone in an increasingly inter-connected world. In terms of overall impact, the International Monetary Fund concluded that it was the worst global recession since World War II. The Great Recession was related to the financial crisis of 2007–08 and U.S. subprime mortgage crisis of 2007–09.
More Recession Series Sculpture
More of the sculpture from my Recession Series can be viewed at FineArtSculpt.com.