Jamie Barber – Reaper
Welded Steel and Found Objects
The artist created this alien creature-like object out of materials found in salvage yards. The pieces of sheet metal were welded over a substructure of metal tubing. The artist views the sculpture as an object “from a past war” or something “found at the bottom of the ocean.” He means for it to feel threatening, fearsome. He is interested in anxieties and how they direct our thinking.
This sculpture, donated by the artist, is part of the Permanent Collection of the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park.