Karyn Olivier: Sculptural Play

Double Slide, contemporary scultpure, slide sculpture, Karen Olivier, Socrates Sculpture ParkExtra long see saw, contemporary scultpure, play sculpture, Karen Olivier, Socrates Sculpture ParkExtra long see saw, contemporary scultpure, play sculpture, Karen Olivier, Socrates Sculpture ParkClick to enlarge

I vote Karyn Olivier to design the next playground in town. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Olivier studied undergrad and graduate school in the U.S. Her work includes sculpture, photography, videos, and drawings, but here I’ve just included some of her sculptures. These pieces, at first glance, are humorous and playful, but the artist speaks of nostalgia, betrayal, dysfunction, danger, and isolation in her work. Maybe not the best words to associate with a real playground. Nonetheless, these are quirky and appealing sculptures that seem to call out to be played with.

via Skowhegan Art

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