This sculpture from a group show in Brussels — which Drain recently got back after it was stuck in the shipping company’s storage for two years (the zip code was wrong and then he forgot about it) — also has a childlike feel, resembling something like a parade float decorated by a fourth-grade art class. “I consider my studio a place where you can be really playful, so I needed to make this,” he says. “It’s sort of like you’re playing the role of a child with all these materials in front of you, and you’re not thinking, you’re just making. The adult side of you says, well that didn’t really work, but the child side of you puts it all together anyway. The problem is that it doesn’t really clarify anything — it’s only about activity, which is I don’t think is very interesting in the end.”
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This sculpture from a group show in Brussels — which Drain recently got back after it was stuck in the shipping company’s storage for two years (the zip code was wrong and then he forgot about it) — also has a childlike feel, resembling something like a parade float decorated by a fourth-grade art class. “I consider my studio a place where you can be really playful, so I needed to make this,” he says. “It’s sort of like you’re playing the role of a child with all these materials in front of you, and you’re not thinking, you’re just making. The adult side of you says, well that didn’t really work, but the child side of you puts it all together anyway. The problem is that it doesn’t really clarify anything — it’s only about activity, which is I don’t think is very interesting in the end.”