Why did you choose those materials? That size?
I chose the materials of wood, foam, and vinyl as they allowed me to create a durable, comfortable sculpture that had utilitarian function. The sizing of the sculpture; six feet and six inches long, 18 inches wide tapering to 10 inches at the tip of the tongue, and three feet high, provided a mixture of human proportion while still remaining portable.
What/Who are your influences?
My primary influences are animals, the natural world, human anatomy, cartoons, and a bit of surrealism.
Ideally, how would it be shown?
Ideally, “Lounge” would be shown in a room that is made up of other anatomy based furniture. This room would have a lived-in feel rather than a sterile environment. This would be done through atmospheric qualities such as ambient light and sound. Subtle ambient noises associated with the body would provide a distinctive experience that separates the room from everyday life.
Collin King was born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1996. King uses his passion for animals, anatomy, and cartoons as his three major influences when creating ink drawings and wooden anatomical sculptures. Currently, King is working towards a BA from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2017 and plans to continue his artistic practice.
Collin King is an artist whose works are showcased in GOCA 1420’s Senior Visual Art Exhibition, Ways of Seeing. This is the eleventh annual Senior VAPA Majors art exhibition and runs from 21 April through 13 May 2017. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or by appointment. GOCA1420 is located at UCCS Centennial Hall at 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, 80918.