• additional view of artwork by David Holcomb
  • additional view of artwork by David Holcomb
  • additional view of artwork by David Holcomb
  • additional view of artwork by David Holcomb

The History of the Future


United States

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Size: 12 H x 12 W x 1.5 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic, Fabric, Found Objects, Gesso and Stone on Wood.

"The History of the Future", mixed media. Burned fabric, plaster, animal bone, brass wire, stones, ink, acrylic, electronic parts, and glass. Container is 12 inches square by 2 inches deep (30 x 30 x 5 cm).

Human civilization in a nutshell: fire, hunting, language, divination, the beginnings of art, mathematics, technology, astronomy, urbanization; the bone is marked by a knife, the first evidence of human tool use, while the stones are inscribed with characters suggestive of language or ritual.

This piece is housed in a box made of high-grade 1/4” medium-density fiberboard, ready to hang.

Keywords: primitive, technology, civilization, collage, fire, archaeology, art, assemblage, history, language, monochrome, mortality

Subjects: Culture

Styles: Abstract, Fine Art, Surrealism

Mediums: Acrylic, Fabric, Found Objects, Gesso, Stone

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