Alfonzo Melton Melton 1
Orientation into art
WILLIAM T. WILEY
Wood, tree branches, paper, boxes, leather, metal, paint, roc
In this so called art piece I see: a figure that appears to be a button, two bent sticks or tree branches (one resembles a fishing rod, and the other resembles a human stick figure if you add the button figure) crossing each other. Hanging off of the button with wire looks like a sheet of leather that was folded. Beneath the sticks I see a cone figure that seems to have been shaped from paper, also connected to that is an object that looks like a pencil. On the right side of the piece there is a chunk of wood that looks like a seat that would be found in a 1970’s shack or ice cream spot with a photo of a middle aged man who may have lived in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. Lastly it appears to be a rock with a piece of wood or something extended from its side.
This piece reminds me of a something that would be set up in a movie to show a society of people living in the woods or, “roughing it”. This is something that I would expect to see on different movies like Wrong Turn, The Hills Have Eyes, Last House on the Left, and Friday the 13th. This is a piece that raises no feelings other than confusion and frustration. This piece does nothing but aggravate and anger me because of its insignificance. I feel like this piece was randomized entirely to make it appear that it was intentional.
If I had questions for the person who created this piece, they would be: what is the story, what does it mean, why should we care for this piece, and if this was created by another artist would they feel the same about it.