2013 / Christopher McConnell / Cleveland
A curved stainless steel form. The outer edge of the curve has three sharp, wavy ridges. By leaving a gap between the two nearly-touching ends of the sculpture, McConnell creates an anticipatory, anxious energy. The viewer wishes to close off the piece and be left with a perfect teardrop shape. Instead McConnell leaves a painfully small space that is filled with that anxious energy from the viewer. That small gap tingles with the viewer's need for a perfect, continuous sculpture. Playing on natural human tendency proved to be an excellent way for McConnell to incorporate the viewer into his sculpture without a physical demand.