Bradley Sunnarborg "Heroic Vehicles"
Like The Widow
Cast iron 56 inches in diameter

The age of exploration, with its rudimentory mechanical devices and its air of romance and nostalgia, provides the artist with fertile ground both conceptually and formally. The works are massive and carry the scent of lubricating oil. The titles are revelatory in that they lead us to metaphor and psychology, and their sensitivity is in contrast to the considerable brawn of their offspring. The concept that generates the plan seems quite removed from the process of getting these sculptures built, and there lies the poetry.