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BX-05: &quot;Hawks Circle its Copper Dome&quot; Young&amp;Ayata 3d printed

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White Natural Versatile Plastic
BX-05: "Hawks Circle its Copper Dome" Young&Ayata 3d printed
BX-05: "Hawks Circle its Copper Dome" Young&Ayata 3d printed

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BX-05: "Hawks Circle its Copper Dome" Young&Ayata

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3D printed in white nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Product Description
"Hawks Circle its Copper Dome" by Young & Ayata with iheartblob

At the heart of the Bronx Community College lies the Pantheon inspired rotunda of the Gould Memorial Library, built in 1900 and designed by Stanford White. The Gould Memorial Library also serves as the entry portal to the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. This collection of sculptural busts reflects an antiquated and extremely problematic idealism toward what makes a human great and/or American. 98 men and 9 women. 1 African American. Furthermore, the idea that sculptural busts could be the epitome, the icon, and the representation of the qualities of a person to be memorialized is a history long forgotten. Heads and torsos, no limbs; the body reduced to tchotchke. The Hall of Fame for Great Americans has been largely forgotten by New York City, but interestingly, there have been two recent removals from the hall. Recently, on August 17th, 2017 Governor Cuomo ordered the removal of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in response to the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Maybe busts still have political relevance? 

Hawks Circle its Copper Dome is an inverted homage to the Gould Memorial Library’s interior dome space, an anti-icon. The exterior is an attack on the idealism of the Hall of Fame for Great Americans; a bust as only limbs. The inside of the object is focused on the interior space of the dome, the ornamentation left in state on the surface of what is now a bowl; empty. The “support” structure encrusts and conceals the dome, knotted trunks of rotting detritus; all limbs, no torso, no head. Busted bust. Time to rot the icons out.
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7.72 x 7.86 x 6.89 cm
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3.04 x 3.09 x 2.71 inches
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