Jordan Loeppky-Kolesnik
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Against Enclosure, 2022 Eastern white pine, textile, stainless steel, found love carvings. 21’3” x 25'3'' x 9’11”, 6.47 x 7.69 x 3.22m.

"A public sculpture taking inspiration from peristyle courtyard architecture to engage the paradoxical nature of this form: the feeling of sanctuary and intimacy it creates, it’s association with communal housing, but also its legacy of land seizure. Steel plating protects joints of the wood, inscribed with found carvings, initials, thoughts of passersby. The explicit exhortation contained in the title – being against enclosure – asserts that common access to land should be revived in the tradition of public commons."

FOFA Gallery Courtyard, Montréal, Canada, June 6th — Sept 1, 2022.
Permanently installed at École d'art de Sutton.

[Essay on Cloisters]