Daily Featured Artwork: George Lorio’s “White Only, Only White…”
Event Date and Time: May 15, 2020 1:30 pm
White Only, Only White: When America Was Great
Paint on constructed wood and vintage scaled doll house furniture
10.25″ x 11.5″ x 10.25
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…”
This piece is from our latest exhibition, Conversations 2020.