Iver Uhre Dahl
Keywords: Sculpture, Wood, Wax
Born to Sweet Delight
Wood, wax, steel, clay, salt stone, foam, paint
"Born to Sweet Delight" is a combination of a triptych and Wunderkammer-like installation. It is a display of carved, modelled and painted symbols of both the mundane and severe obstacles of depression. Utilizing the connotative power of banal and easily recognizable imagery, contrasts of scale, and an explicitly staged composition, the work hosts ironic references to the immobilization, self-harm, self-worship and substance abuse common to the illness. The work features an arrangement of objects playfully referencing familiar symbols like dollhouses, cartoons, Jesus Christ, and double edged razor blades.