Thursday, November 10, 2011

Online

A rainy day in Berlin waiting to see the show of renaissance portraiture at the Bode Museum. We didn't get in...


Online, 262cm x 127cm x 2.5cm, Painted Steel, 2011


Online, 262cm x 127cm x 2.5cm, Painted Steel, 2011



Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Some People with Signs

Some people with signs was a commission that I recently finished and installed. The client had seen another similar yet larger piece that I had done called "Stay on Message" but didn't have sufficient space in her house and asked if I could do one similar yet only 160cm in diameter. What you see below is the result.

The very first figure....

Another of the first figures before it's incorporation to the larger piece
Beginning to realize the final composition
Installing the piece, for transport I welded a support structure to protect the piece from damage.

The piece in it's new home...


Some details of the piece.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Art Beat Istanbul


Anyone in Istanbul is obliged to get over to the Lufti Kirdar Convention Center and go to the stand of  SODA until the 18th of September. They're exhibiting a few of my pieces along with other artists they represent. Click on the image above to go to the fair's website. Or here to visit SODA






Thursday, September 01, 2011

Berliner-Liste 2011


From the 8-11 of September 2011, I'll have a few works in the stand of 3 Punts Galeria (booth A19) at the art fair Berliner-Liste. If you happen to be in the neighborhood stop by and have a look.





Saturday, June 11, 2011

What the F$%& Are You Doing Here???!!!

I gots me a spankin' new web page designed by Alex Duran. A comprehensive listing of works dating back to prehistory and in three languages to boot can be found by clicking on the above image or at www.frankplant.net! So what are you waiting for? Click right up and make sure to share it with your friends, Enjoy!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The Law of the Land, a particular view of SCOTUS


 Wikimedia / Jim Kuhm

In Light of a  number of recent rulings by the Supreme Court I felt compelled to reflect upon it in a piece of work. Not merely to focus on the rulings but also the institution itself and how it has seemingly become perhaps an idealogical bully pulpit now more than ever. Decisions, some 5-4 mind you, such as Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission concerning campaign finance and determining that limits on corporate contributions to political campaigns were unconstitutional and AT&T Mobility vs. Concepcion concerning consumers rights to class action lawsuits against corporations show a somewhat scary tendency for the Roberts court to favor the rights of corporations over those of individuals

"I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. . . . corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
-- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864
(letter to Col. William F. Elkins) 
Click here for the full quote
Seemingly this situation is not new except now one could say that the Supreme Court is complicit... 


 The Law of the Land, Steel, bone, 107cm x 55cm x 8cm, 2011





For those that insist on blanketing themselves in the constitution like any good fundamentalist I have this gem from one of the founding fathers himself, the venerable Benjamin Franklin.

"Mr. President: I confess that there are several parts of this constitution which I do not at present approve, but I am not sure I shall never approve them; for having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged by better information, or fuller consideration, to change opinions even on important subjects, which I once thought right, but found to be otherwise. It is therefore that the older I grow, the more apt I am to doubt my own judgment, and to pay more respect to the judgment of others..."
  "...In these sentiments, Sir, I agree to this Constitution with all its faults, if they are such; because I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other...." 

  Benjamin Franklin, Reflections on the constitution written to the president in 1787. The situation we currently find ourselves in begs for reflection on the situation we currently find ourselves in. The full letter here
A bit of the enlightenment that Lincoln and Franklin brought to their discourse would also help.



Sunday, March 06, 2011

For My peoples in Brazil: Voxel Edição Especial Zupi

The good folks at the publishers Zupi/Voxel in São Paulo have seen fit to include me in a special edition that they've published. Others involved in the magazine are Muti Randolph, Lagranja, Jestico +Whiles, STUDIO O+A, Rick Joy, and Haroshi. You can visit their web here Voxel. Focus is on Architecture, design, scenography, interior, product and furniture design...

Monday, February 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Some stuff that's been overlooked...

Some pieces that got overlooked that were done last year and Exhibited towards the end of 2010  
"Fe"(faith), MDF, Cloth, Steel,100cm x 100cm x 35cm, 2010
"Greenpiece", MDF, Flock, Steel, 2010
"Let me tell you a Story", Steel, Lace, 2010

"Musing", MDF, Steel, 120cm x 110cm x 8cm, 2010

"Landscape #1", MDF, Flock, 325cm x 120cm x 12cm, 2010

Untitled, Steel, Flock, Plastic, 70cm x 40cm x 40cm, 2010

"The Idea", MDF, Flock, Steel Branch, 90cm x 90cm x 8cm, 2010
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