"Out of the box Jack" is a series of works made early 2012. It is a direct derivative of "Talking Heads", my previous exhibition portraying the people we meet on the street. People we cross without noticing, each running along with his own life.
While "Talking Heads" tries to figure out something about the people we share the sidewalk with, "Jack," concentrates on one specific individual. This individual whom we name "Jack", for the sake of "personification," is created repeatedly, in the series. The emphasis is given to the different points of view in which we can see "Jack," and the different perceptions we get from the different angles. He is still a stranger we have never met before but this time, we watch him closely. Since our dialog with him is mute, our only key for some contact is through watching him from various angles. In "the Box," we circle Jack and from every side, he is reflected differently. The red spot on the base is a blood tear that fell from the upper "jack" in the box. We know it results from "Jack" leaping out and leaving his own box open and empty, but cannot grasp its meaning. The thick wire portrait and the copper portrait are three dimensional portraits, perceived differently depending on where you stand regarding the portraits. It is a radicalization of watching a full featured sculpture and the imagewe perceive moves between the simple portrait and the abstract. "Homage," looks at "Jack" as a Cubist portrait, using the wire to add an element of 3D. The blood teardrop is set as a contrast to the grayness of the wire, symbolizing those many feelings we simply can't grasp no matter how much time we will spend watching "Jack."
The photos taken of "Out of the box Jack," emphasize the problem of trying to document the three dimensional wire in two dimensions. Our sole point of view is very limited. The lack of ability to examine the works from several points of view cause them injustice. If in "talking Heads" we saw some loss in the transfer, this time the photos do not do so well. As a sort of compensation, we are enriched by a few abstracts which, along with the works are an addition to the overall work of Art.