Just what does an electric space heater have to do with a stuffed parakeet? By closely observing the interactions between the apparently dissimilar found objects in artist Nancy Fouts’ miniature sculptures, the meaning may start to reveal itself. The many paradoxical comparisons in her works aren’t always quick to divulge their secrets, but when you see them, they will surprise you with their creativity and often charged messages.
Unlike the neutral meanings of the everyday objects that comprise their forms, her assembled works contain themes of social significance ranging from the environment and spirituality to war and sex… and we’re sure there’s a lot we still haven’t found. Because of their lack of language and a general adherence to the deeper meanings of life, Fouts’ works also break through the cultural barrier and speak to a wide audience regardless of local or dialect.
Stylistically Fouts’ pieces carry with them a lot of the spirit and method of dadaism, while appearing to have more obviously defined messages. Like dada, her pieces re-imagine the original meaning behind the objects that comprise them, destroying their original purpose and re-birthing them into something less useful but vastly more meaningful and even humorous. See more of this fascinating artists work at nancyfouts.com.