Scott Dickson’s Hidden Monuments

The name of Artist Scott Dickson‘s series Moment Monument, like the artwork, is a juxtaposition of sorts.  Using vintage postcards as collage material, Dickson obscures the monuments that are the intended subject of the photographs.  Using the vintage photos and geometric forms, Dickson relieves the monuments of their narrative and posterity.  This allows a second look at the monuments physical context – it’s pedestal, its surrounding, the space it in inhabits.  More importantly, though, it encourages a second look at monument’s conceptual context – the meaning of commemoration and memory through sculpture.

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