N.A.D (Bulbous Masson), 2012
Archival Pigment Print
58 x 42 inches
147 x 107 cm

The age demanded an image

Of its accelerated grimace,
Something for the modern stage,
Not, at any rate, an Attic grace
. . . 
The 'age demanded' chiefly a mould in plaster,
Made with no loss of time,
A prose kinema, not, not assuredly, alabaster
Or the 'sculpture' of rhyme

“My work explores the paradoxes of modernity. In 2008, a year after Google sent out an army of hybrid vehicles bearing nine cameras on a single pole to photograph the world, I began an exploration of this new virtual world, and was fascinated by how powerfully Street View photographs can represent our contemporary experience, the conflict they can express between an indifferent robotic camera and man’s search for connectedness and significance. The photos underscore the tension between an uncaring camera and man’s need to interpret his experience. While celebrating and critiquing modern experience, the technological tools themselves show how they can estrange us from ourselves.” - Jon Rafman

See more of Jon Rafman's sculpture prints on his website.