Brian Jungen

Shapeshifter

2000
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Shapeshifter and Vienna are two of three whale sculptures created by Jungen. The title Shapeshifter references an ability to move freely between human, animal and spirit form, while Vienna reveals the place where the chairs were purchased and the site of the sculpture’s making. The artist leads us to consider these sculptural constructions of whale skeletons – their shapes influenced by the curves and forms of the plastic chairs they are made from – as transformations of everyday objects into something entirely new and unexpected.
Artist
Title
Shapeshifter
Date
2000
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
white polypropylene plastic chairs
Dimensions
145 x 660 x 132 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2001
Accession number
40645

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