DILEMMA (CHUCK JONES IN THE 21ST CENTURY)
Indiana limestone, wood, sandblasted glass, sandpaper, formed acrylic, Virginia slate, polymer clay, pigment
cut, carved,and colored Indiana limestone waves, carved, joined and painted wood house and sign, sandpaper roof, formed and painted acrylic sheet and copper wire satellite dish, carved and polished Virginia slate shark fin, modeled and painted polymer clay hand, six sandblasted blue glass feet
7¼"x 20"x 16½" - 17 lbs.
Humanity has gotten itself into trouble — some of our worst characteristics (arrogance, greed, wastefulness) have made our mother Gaea into an increasingly toxic garbage dump. She will survive, but Homo sapiens and many other species may not. It won’t be the first major extinction event in Gaea’s life, but it is depressing to think about even so. I had a difficult time coming up with creating a statement about Global Warming until I realized I needed to find a way to say that in cosmic terms the joke is on us — humanity — and realized I couldn’t do any better than to emulate (in my own sculptural way) Chuck Jones, animator for Warner Brothers for over sixty years.