Kevin McKenzie

Immortals

2010
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In 2003 McKenzie began experimenting with sculptural molds, casting buffalo skulls in resin to create remarkable assemblages. The buffalo skull is considered sacred among many Indigenous cultures throughout Canada and the United States. Particular protocols are placed upon sacred objects, and they are used only during specific ceremonies. McKenzie's installation emphasizes this concept, considering the ways in which an object signifies sublime belief. He further layers meaning upon the skulls by applying his interest in vintage car clubs, extending the vehicle (and therefore the resin buffalo skulls) into a representation of speed, power and prestige - embodying qualities beyond everyday use value.

Titre
Immortals
Date
2010
Technique
Sculpture
Matériaux
polyurethane resin and acrylic paint
Dimensions
19.5 x 62.1 x 61 cm
Nationalité
Canadian
Mention de source
Purchased 2011
Numéro d'acquisition
43319