Gehard Demetz Explores Transition to Adulthood Through Art

By: Meghan Young - Sep 30, 2014
References: geharddemetz & coolhunting
The child sculptures of Gehard Demetz, an artist hailing from Italy, is captivating and evocative. Taking on the form of life-sized children, each one involves an object that stands out powerfully. Whether that is a gun held in one's mouth, a belt in an outstretched hand or a misplaced shoe, the child sculptures brings speak to people's experiences and emotions in a variety of ways.

What makes these child sculptures even more interesting is their pixelated appearance. As though in the process of disintegrating, they actually represent the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Demetz observes, "Rudolf Steiner, who founded the Waldorf school, said that children, until six years old, have the possibility to feel the unconscious."