DANIEL EDWARDS: THREE DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT ONE UNCONVENTIONAL SCULPTOR
By C. Antonio Romero
New York, 12 May 2007—
sculptor Daniel Edwards has now executed his multifaceted art strategy numerous times,
combining a sculpture of a timely subject, a press release, a
gallery unveiling, and some participatory event promoted to the media in a way that
suggests his mastery of the new Web-2.0 media and buzz-generation calculus.
Oh, and he's a pretty good sculptor, too. His subjects have included
pop-culture trash-icon figures like Britney
Cruise/Tomkat, and most recently Paris Hilton's
autopsy. Outside of pop-culture, he has taken on political
subjects including Hilary Clinton and Fidel Castro, as well as baseball
icon Ted Williams, whose cryogenically frozen head was at the center of a family
brouhaha a few years ago.
The sculptures themselves are better than they should be, frankly, and
it's easy to see in (or project onto) his work a lot of profundity,
in their own themes and in the games he plays
in promoting them and incorporating his audience's participation into them.
But to hear more about his work from his own lips,
turn to the three documentaries about Edwards now posted on YouTube
(embedded below), the work of documentary filmmaker A.D. Calvo
. We continue to watch with
Several Severed Heads of Daniel Edwards (Youtube Video)