Lance Ryan McGoldrick
The Absurdity of a trillion dollars, 2018, Detecto scale, Salt, Plywood, Enamel, 18" x 10" x 12"
Pre-existing conditions, 2017, Found tire, light, plant, 2' x 2' x 8"
How does your economic reality effect your art?
I use discarded items to create almost all of my work, trash is free and unfortunately plentiful! I am drawn to use these materials out of accessibility and affordability. Traditional sculptural platforms are costly and when you aim to make large work these costs are insurmountable. This abundance in material has increased my desire to use these items as a chance to talk about our consumption as a society. I also try to address the perceived division humans have with nature. For me, decaying and abandoned man-made materials represent a re-unification with nature and are therefore the perfect tools illustrate the divide. After using these discarded items for years now, I am fascinated with object with unique histories, whether that is an old tool or a piece of wood from a house. you can almost feel they life they have lived and the people who have interacted with them.
Pre-existing conditions, 2017, Found Gas can , salvaged fluorescents, 1' x 2' x 10"
Relegation, 2017, Salvaged Shed, Wildflowers, Grow Lamp