Sculptural Response – Endgame Creative Response Contest

February 28, 2013

By Christopher Wiener

About the piece:
My piece is hand thrown and hand made out of terracotta clay. The trashcan is the basis of the symbols that I wanted to convey. On the trash can there is a rusty question mark symbolizing the questions and unknowns of the play also symbolizing the amount of time the characters have lived down in their hole. The hands grasping the top of the can symbolize the want of escape. I wanted to make the hands look as if they are bare and non human by not adding nails and knuckle wrinkles because the life that these characters are living is not a normal human life. The sawdust also helps show that the person in the can is trapped, and, like the characters in the play, they cannot get out.

This is a finalist in our Endgame Creative Response Contest. From February 28-March 4, you can visit our Facebook page to vote for this entry to win our grand prize!

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