作品《稻草人》展示的是一个披着玻璃外衣的人类原型。艺术家Max Jacquard试图用自身的形象，来刻画自身的某种特质，也希望借此刻画和“我”一样的普通人的共性。这其中还有一些讽刺的意味：这是一件十分脆弱的保护装备，但玻璃是如此易碎，任何东西都可以轻易把它击碎，对于穿上衣服的人来说就像如同作茧自缚。站立在田地或菜园里的稻草人，它们带有一定的凄凉却圣洁的意义，一种Don Quixote 式的风格。它们内心深处的谦卑和英雄主义的骄傲构成的矛盾表现在这些拼接和褴褛的衣服上，一如圣经故事里殉道者的骄傲和谦卑，又如流浪佛身上修补过的长袍。
The work “Scarecrow” by Max Jacquard shows a humanoid figure dressed in a glass coat. The artist attempted to use his own image to give it a certain character of its own, but also hoped to describe humans as a common people. Although it may look like armor, there is some ironic meaning: this is a very fragile protective equipment for people who don clothes like a cocoon. Scarecrows stand in fields or gardens with some desolate but holy purpose – a Don Quixote style. The contradictions between humility and heroism are manifested in these spliced and ragged clothes, as in the pride and humility of martyrs, or the robes repaired by the wandering Buddha.
艺术家简介 About The Artist
Max Jacquard trained briefly as a furniture designer before switching to the relative freedom of ceramics and glass on the course at High Wycombe, liberally run in the late eighties by Sam Herman. Jacquard’s practice began by producing ranges of loosely functional vessel forms and lit objects for galleries whilst working on larger works to commission. Over time his work has focused on glass sculpture and large-scale architectural projects. He has established a strong reputation for innovation both in technique and concept that makes his work distinctive and unique amongst UK Glass Artists. Max’s style combines personal stories with diverse cultural references including archeology, alchemy, science and craft traditions. Kiln forming is employed as the central technique, but the results are extensively cold worked and combined with other media in a rich sculptural language.