Graven Images II: Ari Schafer

November 1 – November 21, 1994

McPherson Library Gallery

This exhibition features pieces by Ari Schafer, including The Fledgling Fountain W/ Bowl. These intertwining forms are the building blocks of cubism art. Schafer describes the pieces as having two identities: first that of a Spanish Conquistador, complete with helmet ad horse; and secondly of a fledgling bird, new to the world and hungry for its first meal.

The sculpture is the result of Schafer’s study of cubism (an art style that developed from 1907 to the mid 1920s and pioneered by artists Picasso and Braque).