by Shawn Smith
Painted balsa wood and found objects, 2008
"Vicious Venue" is a sculptural installation consisting of a group of life-size pixelated vultures devouring obsolete office technology, such as a rotary phone. The viewers become intruders into the space, as if they are stumbling into the middle of the ongoing carnage as the vultures pick the office's carcass clean. The objects in the piece are found objects.
*Collection of the City of Austin. PEOPLE'S CHOICE 2011 (Not Eligible for People's Choice Vote)