February 27, 2012
Environmental Totems by night
Situated outside the front entrance of 10 Corso Como, another in a series of installations by the American artist Kris Ruhs.
This image reflects Ruhs continuing exploration of totemic shapes and invites the viewer to explore the unconscious symbolism of tribe and community through the seven totems of chalk and painted resin.
Encased in a circular grid, the ability to reach the purity of this totem is tempered.
As we are forced to step back to see the nature of theses objects, we must distance ourselves from them.
This creates the screen, here seen as the grid, that subtly separates us from the world of our senses and our neighbors.