The artist, Jun Kaneko, gave this work the title 'Impressions'. It is painted ceramic over stainless steel. Since the two heads face each other, it is natural to suppose some interaction or conversation is intended. But only one of the heads has facial features with which to express thoughts or feelings. So I have titled my triptych 'One-Sided Conversation'.
DP248-2014 Posted September 5; created September 4 from images taken August 2.
This work is located on the front (west) side of the Earl V. Moore Building, North Campus, University of Michigan
To describe this work as enigmatic is probably an understatement. The gay colors and polka-dot pattern seem deliberately at odds with the studied passivity of the faces. The intention of the artist seems opaque. Perhaps that also is intentional.
Feel free to express frank opinions about this work of art. I am, myself, ambivalent about it. Your own response, positive or negative or neutral or indifferent, certainly won't be taken personally!
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