Erick Swenson - Untitled (2004)
“Inspired by museum exhibits, set design, film special effects, and model making, Swenson crafts every minute detail of his tableaux, creating simulated, highly romantic scenes that often exceed the ideals of nature.
Spanning more than 7 meters, Swenson’s Untitled is a sub-zero oasis of mythical blizzard. Styrofoam snow and polyurethane ice engulf expertly moulded cobblestones, fabricating a spectacle of wintery Bavariana fairytale.
Within the gathering drifts, a fallen deer strains against death in a sublime allegorical moment.”