by Charles Binns
The Things We Leave Behind reimagines the archaeology of our time. Sculptures presented as relics from the present that might one day be dug up from the earth to become part of our legacy.
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A series of sculptures cast in bronze resin are presented as relics from the present that might one day be dug up from the earth to become part of our legacy. These objects are presented in TOD Gallery as a collector of antiquities from the future might show them in his home.
The purpose or significance of the objects presented might be completely unknown to the archaeologist of the future who might ponder what kind of people created these objects, what they thought or felt and why they left the legacy they did.
In this series Charles presents fragments of his head set in bronze resin.
Van Gogh’s Ear
The famous artist cut off his ear in a moment of artistic angst and now it has been unearthed and cast in bronze.
Fragments Of An Unknown King
Just as early Christians venerated the relics of their saints, these fragments of an unknown face might well have been objects of worship.
Van Gogh’s Ear
In this series Charles collected plastic jetsam from beaches, made multiple casts of them and create images from classical or popular culture or simply arranged in abstract patterns.
Father Brennan About To Be Impaled By a Lightning Rod
(From The Omen)
The circuit boards from ten TV remote controls were cast in bronze resin and presented as ancient tablets of uncertain purpose.
These days it seems we’re all trying to change the channel…
My art is about loss. Loss of biodiversity, loss of pristine natural habitats and loss of cultural diversity. My practise asks how is it that humanity finds itself on the brink of an environmental catastrophe and what does this say about us, both individually and collectively.
My practise combines photography, printmaking and sculpture to navigate through real and imagined worlds; myth and reality become intertwined in a world where what is absent is more important that what is present. Truth cannot be found in the sensual but in the emotional response to what we have lost.
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