Peter McFarlane - Reclaim Saw

Size: 13 x 52 x 11 inches
Chainsaw, steel and aluminum sculpture

Current location: Vancouver

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Reclaim Saw (Enantiodromia)

The chainsaw’s iconic masculine profile and metaphoric potential provided an endless source of possibilities. Its ability to clearcut nature (and consequently culture) as well as the potential to consume itself referenced for me the Jungian term “Enantiodromia”, defined as things turning into their opposite when they reach their extreme, which provides a possibility of the way things could be.

Recipient of the Salt Spring National Art Prize 2017 People's Choice Award, 2nd Prize — $2,000

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