What it Means to Move, 2013
Earthenware with bone char and graphite. Pedestal dimensions: 2 x 6.5 x 37 feet.
"What it Means to Move is McConnell's latest endeavor derived from his intuitive studio practices. He constructs and assembles a multitude of re-imagined objects that are first identified from endlessly accessible contemporary art blogs, websites, exhibition visits, books, and periodicals. McConnell creates a new, tranquil vision by unifying this plethora of items through a single color, pedestal and style, softening the electricity between relational objects while simultaneously strengthening their connections. In mass, the abundance of information sourced by McConnell is relaxed, leaving questions of ownership, sampling, and authenticity to fade into the distance."
-Jason Hackett, from the "Out of Necessity: Contemporary Ceramic Interventions" exhibition catalogue.