King and Queen
Sorel Etrog, Canada
In King and Queen, Etrog manifests the complex relationship between man and machinery and the conflict between individual agency in craft and industrialized mass manufacturing in the modern world. The machinery, tools and processes of industrialization, steel plating, sheet metal, bolts, rivets and hinges, become the dominating visual elements in this work.
Although industrial and shrine-like in nature, King and Queen has an elegance and purity in execution that beckons to be touched, interacted and engaged with. It transcends traditional and contemporary values and dialogue about sculpture.