Daily Featured Artwork: George Lorio’s When American Was Great…

Event Date and Time: May 1, 2020 2:00 pm
Cost: $
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George Lorio
When America was Great: Water Fountain
Acrylic paint on fabricated wood and plywood

This piece is from Puffin Cultural Forum’s latest exhibition, “Conversations 2020.”

“My sculptures subtly arouse concern with visual prods into contemporary issues. I use a narrative of social engagement to generate discussion with my constructions. Current images comment on ecological destruction and view of renewal. My sculptures contemplate nature’s provision of trees as they are the source for human shelter, oxygen, and avian refuge. Like human skin, bark conforms to a tree. Like skin, tree bark heals with scars. The end grain of logs notes the distortions in the growth rings resulting from injury-a callus. It is similar to the swelling around a cut in human flesh…”
George Lorio

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