Alan Rath: Plants Animals People Machines
Using technology as both subject and medium of his artistic inventions, Alan Rath's deft hands animate industrial detritus with a curious life force. His sculptures part botanical, part anthropomorphic, part mechanical conflate the disparate realms of technology and nature. With a substantial dose of humor, the objects operate as emotional and psychological metaphors, illuminating the ways in which technology shapes our perception of the world. With essays by Peter Boswell, Louis Grachos, John Hanhardt, and Donna Karkavy.
48 pages, Softcover, 10 x 7 1/2 inches, 1995