Coolquitt has identified three types of objects in his tableaux: There are “somebody-mades,” akin to Duchamp readymades. These are found objects, manipulated by someone at some point — a broomstick repaired with tape, for instance — that he wouldn’t change. Then there’s stuff he’s taken apart and re-fabricated into a “finished work.” The third type — “in-betweens” — are materials he collects that may or may not find their way into a sculpture. “The work is always about relationships,” both between the objects themselves and the viewers.
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Coolquitt has identified three types of objects in his tableaux: There are “somebody-mades,” akin to Duchamp readymades. These are found objects, manipulated by someone at some point — a broomstick repaired with tape, for instance — that he wouldn’t change. Then there’s stuff he’s taken apart and re-fabricated into a “finished work.” The third type — “in-betweens” — are materials he collects that may or may not find their way into a sculpture. “The work is always about relationships,” both between the objects themselves and the viewers.