TITLE: Chrysalis - The Wait

LOCATION: 602 W. Barry

SIZE: 10’ x 5’ x 3’

MATERIALS: Steel & Hi-Solid Polyurethane

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One absolute truth is that we never know what is going to happen next. Richard Kiebdaj plays on the anxieties of uncertainty in his sculpture “Chrysalis – The Wait”. The Chrysalis is a cocoon, seen dangling at the end of Kiedbaj’s multicolored question mark. Chrysalises are shells that protect and hide the future and for Kiebdaj it represents anticipation and all the excitement, dread, and other emotions wrapped up in anticipation.

As the chrysalis is also a dormant, in-between state, it can be viewed as a critique which the question mark highlights. Looking at Kiebdaj’s sculpture we should ask ourselves, “Am I inactive?” “What am I waiting for?”

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009


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