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Dissect by Nick van Woert Questions Religion and Faith

By: Meghan Young - Published: Aug 22, 2012 • References: work.fourteensquarefeet and mymodernmet
Dissect by Nick van Woert, a sculptor born in Reno and based in New York, is a work of art that is modeled after classic ancient sculptures. Nevertheless, it couldn't be farther from the real deal. First of all, it is not carved out of marble or stone. Instead, it is crafted out of fiberglass made from urethane and garbage. Secondly, it sports fourteen rotatable sections that allow the entire sculpture to be swivelled into an unrecognizable form.

Aside from being visually stimulating, Dissect by Nick van Woert is a thought-provoking creation that questions faith, especially how fragmented it can be. Part of a group exhibition called 'Science on the back end,' the sculpture reveals a variation of colors and components when the sections are moved, creating another dimension for viewers to reflect upon.