Sliced Dreams (2011)

sculpture by Chris Lockhart

This piece was created for a found object assignment in Sculpture I at Brevard College. At a second hand shop, I found a home deli meat slicer and knew that I had my object. The quote-shaped part that housed the gears inspired the rest of the design. The metal guard at the bottom has a unique reflective quality, like seeing things through a dream-like haze that mixes past and present. The plywood circles are curved to resemble slices of pepperoni, referring back to the object’s original purpose.

20 in by 18 in by 9 in, acrylic paint, plywood, food slicer parts, 2011.

Dream Vacation (2011)

paper collage on vinyl record cover by Chris Lockhart

The idea was that in dreams, sometimes, we are no longer in our beds asleep, but rather dancing above and beyond in a world like our own but rearranged. I started with the idea of a fellow rising and falling simultaneously while dancing in a suave fashion. And so, I cut out images of Fred Astaire and though he was brilliant it wasn’t quite what I was after. At the local thrift shop, I found some old patterns for pajamas that had the image I was after. From there it took off, with the area of the vinyl album cover and a book with photos of the interiors of old homes. Occasionally, I discovered a reason to use metallic paints and I do.

10 in by 8 in mixed media collage, 2011.

For Sale: $50 USD