Boxing gloves

Dissection of a boxing gloves - Black oil pastel on paper, mounted on board.

I took apart a pair of old-style boxing gloves, drawing them in stages of decomposition.

I’m interested in how a physical world produces things that we don’t think of as physical like freewill, consciousness and imagination. Explanations like chaos theory can show how incredibly complex things can come from something simple.
I think we use ideas like freewill and consciousness as a convenient label for what is too difficult for us to understand.

Boxing glove

Drawing of a boxing glove in black oil pastel.
Left-hand boxing glove in black oil pastel.

I like boxing gloves. Not only are they tools, they are made up of layers of materials, cut-to-size and stitched together to make the final object.

I’m about to start deconstructing a pair of boxing gloves, work that will be in my next exhibition at 242 gallery.

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