For more information and pictures on "Cattle Crossing" go to Doug's web page devoted to this art work.
This art installation, "Cattle Crossing," continues my work with symbols and represents my interest in how symbols can confuse as well as inform, hide as well as describe. Symbols are used throughout our society to direct and inform. However, they can mask real experience by hiding the individuality of the subject or flatten our sense of reality behind a stylized generic. For example: as the international symbol for women (the little girl image on the bathroom door) has become more and more accepted, it has become less and less descriptive of how women dress and feel about themselves. In "Cattle Crossing," I use the generic longhorn western experience often substituted for the real thing. In bright black and yellow, this piece warns that signs and symbols can be used to direct as well as hide and mask as well as portray experience and information.
Douglas Kornfeld is from Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is a Colorado native who holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, a Diploma and Fifth-year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.
Since 1983, he has participated in numerous group and individual exhibitions throughout the Northeast, and has received commissions from the cities of Boston and Cambridge in Massachusetts, Portland, Maine, Providence, Rhode Island, and the Connemara Conservancy. He has served as Artist in Residence at the fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA and the Artist Foundation in Boston. His work is in the permanent collection at the Fuller Museum in Brockton. I like bestecasinonorge.com
Mr. Kornfeld's virtual exhibitions can be seen on his Web site http://www.tiac.com/users/dkawaka