Recreational Modernism Series
"Recreational Modernism is a series of sculptures that celebrates the formal nuances and conceptual potential of objects and materials often tucked away in garages, found on the shelves of sporting goods stores or loaded in the bed of a truck for a weekend vacation. Exploring Modernist tendencies through a rural working-class perspective, the work challenges perceived notions of value and hierarchies imposed on objects of “high” and “low” culture. Like a miner panning for gold, I sift through my environment with a playful but discerning eye, finding beauty, humor, poetry and value in the sediment of everyday life."
Buster Graybill 2016