Vessel #61 - Heed -Do You Hear the Warning?, 2014
FREE STANDING SCULPTURE
71 x 24 x 16 in
180 x 61 x 41 cm
"The assault on our free press and first amendment rights are being debated on both the left and the right. Truth is a word that has many definitions—the most common “to be in accordance with fact or reality.” With so much information flooding the news and social media sites, it’s difficult for people to discern what is real and what is fabricated".
Born and raised in San Francisco, Jeff Key has focused his work as a sculptor, digital media artist, and writer over the past thirty plus years on theories of evolution with allegorical and metaphorical references to the past, present and future. His visual and written work adheres to an underlying structure of anthropological investigation focusing on sociology, political and physical science as well as psychology and theology.
Although abstract in nature, Key's work makes allusion to the vessel, a cross-cultural, and at times totemic form, which represents human presence and the cycle of life. The pieces are primarily constructed with wood and flax, a natural plant fiber. There are over eighty pieces to date in the “vessel series.”