KA-BOOM!, 2016

MEDIUM Red wool pom pom balls and nylon thread
DIMENSIONS Variable

 

Lang’s art works are commentaries on politics, consumer culture and the process of social perception that explore her interest in the personal, yet universal, challenges of war. Her sculptures and installations are created from everyday materials including resin, polystyrene, glass, concrete and ceramics. She likes to defy the convention of sculpture as standalone, often constructing expansive works that respond to or reflect their environments. As the 1993 Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread said, “I don’t want to make plop art—sculpture that just gets plopped down in places.”

KA-BOOM! (2016) is constructed from handmade wool pom poms, and references Pop Art. The work is a vehicle for feeling. It is an abstraction of what happens when something goes KA –BOOM!