- Caroline Kurze
Brandon Vickerds ‘Passenger’ and ‘Passenger II’ are deliberately placed in busy areas in Montreal, QC and Hamilton, ON. The hurrying passer-by probably won’t notice the difference between the sculpture and an actual person, but Vickerds inention concerning his public sculptures is not to reveal them as sculptures immediately, but seeks ‘to insert an anomaly into the viewer’s experience of the everyday’. Where we would expect a face Vickerds sculptures, made of wire and normal clothing, carry a bundel of taxidermied ducklings, raccons, skunks and squirrels. Brandon Vickerd himself says: ‘These works make reference to comical cartoon clichés, and contrasts our conceptual understanding of nature with the reality of animals inhabiting our proximity’.
All images © Brandon Vickerd