Johnny Swing - All the King's Men

All the King's Men

October '10

244 x 137 x 68.5 cm
2009-2010

Materials for AP Half Dollars (3,867) and Stainless Steel super structure

"This piece is a return to asymmetrical shapes for me, after the Butterfly Chair and the Quarter Lounge. Like the Nickel Couch it is a balance of dissimilar but equal forms that coordinate to create multiple seating environments.

The dynamic of the forms playing off of each other creates a balance in the piece that is only surmised by fully investigating the work visually and physically.  The new piece evokes a flowing wave like formation from the strong vertical curl on the smaller bulb side flowing out to an utmost eddy like pool on the larger bulbous left side.

The aspect of money flowing so elegantly, caught in this graceful moment creating a comfortable spot to sit and relax. It is a world of wonderful contrasts and paradoxes, sitting on money, shape determined or not by its materials, sensuous or ostentatious, value as art or nothing beyond the materials.

All the King’s Men was an in progress title that grew in meaning and validity. The title is both a play on the children’s rhyme referencing the inability to put these pieces back together i.e. return them to  their original use and the idea of questioning the power structure of our presidents in our country, along with the aspect of “Is money part of the actual political power structure”. 

A broken egg with all its oo and goo, bubbles and trouble, cooked or just a mistake ending up on the floor; the metaphor carried me through the process keeping levity hand in hand with the highs and lows of creating a new work."  - Johnny Swing

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Johnny Swing: All the King's Men
Johnny Swing: All the King's Men
Johnny Swing: All the King's Men
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