Figment Sculpture by Francis Sileo

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Art Description

Sculpture: Fiberglass, Paint, Paper, Fabric, Graphite on Wood.

"Figment" is a vessel from my Voyage Project. The inspiration for this piece comes from something that I once read about Andy Warhol; he wanted just the word, Figment, written on his burial headstone.

Voyage Project is an interactive/participatory art project. I make sculptural vessels with a message embedded in their surface. The vessels are made available for purchase through brick & mortar, and virtual galleries. Occasionally, I will release a vessel to the general public; document the initial encounter, then as I receive notifications of their journeys from around the world I post updates to my website. To view video/pictures of prior releases, and encounters, please visit my website - - and look at the details of the following vessels: "Fatima," "Murdoch," "Liberty," "Sophia," "Gewgaw," and "Dylan."

With this project I am exploring multiple facets of the human experience: the value we place on objects; emotional attachment to objects and their impact on people; an examination of time and space; the fleeting time of our existence on this planet and a contemplation of the things we will leave behind; the interplay between the virtual and real worlds; taking art from a static, observational experience, to a dynamic, visceral engagement; our willingness to relate with people that we have no prior knowledge of; creating a thread to share our common humanity and create moments of wonder in our day.

By purchasing this vessel, you become a patron of the project. But, if you purchase this vessel, break the seal on its surface and give it away, you become more than a patron, you become a participant, attaining empathy with the artist in experiencing the act of giving away a valued object.

Each vessel is crafted out of wood and enrobed in multiple layers of epoxy resin, sandwiching layers of paint, fabric, and other materials together, bringing a unique personality to every sculpture. The final coatings are several layers of marine grade, UV resistant varnish. Each sculpture is signed, numbered and dated, and comes with a display base.

Thank you for reading about my project. I wish you well on your personal journey, and may your days be filled with wonderment.




Francis Sileo

United States


Size: 7.5 W x 17 H x 11 in

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