Walter Robinson – Messenger
Dimensions: 37 x 21.5 x 17.75″ sculpture
Medium: wood, leather, aluminum, steel
Messenger is a reference to war, with Otto Dix reference. Code wheel was devised for encrypting messages for war. It was designed by Thomas Jefferson. There is a tatoo of a bluebird on the ankle, referencing the Navy–naval officers get the bluebird tatoo when they cross the equator; a symbol of hope and freedom. The irony is that the bluebird tatoo appears on the prosthetic leg. The platform shoe gives a sense of humor, levity and fashionistic concern to the very poignant theme. The concept of technology being driven by military motivations is inherent in this sculpture.