Joseph Bigley

Complacency As Commodity

Fabricated Steel, Cast Aluminum, Wood, Mixed

Dimensions Variable

2012

The phenomenon which is taken for granted of male children playing with toys that reference violence is a seemingly mundane social inoculation effecting conditioning. This early exposure to ideas where war is play leads to a desensitization to military activity, notions of nationalism and an us verses them mentality. The resulting response to this notion is Complacency As Commodity. A sugar coated missile form behind an arcade style interface inferring controlling a firing mechanism aimed at a child's play structure. 

Western North Carolina Sculpture Center

4646 Patterson School Dr.

Lenoir, NC 28645

wncsculpture@gmail.com

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