"Strom Steel Balls" Helmet & Jacket by Patrick Fitzgerald

2019
$480 USD SOLD
Dimensions
W: 7.0" D: 3.0" H: 12.25"
Materials
Paper
Paint
Collection #
CPF008
Estimated Shipping
$20

To Chicago-based artist Patrick Fitzgerald, his sculptures are a means of traveling through time. Working from found materials, Fitzgerald constructs miniature soap box cars and the branded attire of their imagined drivers. Futuristic forms imbued with history, each sculpture is an exercise in imagining the future through the lens of the past – or vice versa.

Born from a fascination with the soap box derbies of his youth, Fitzgerald builds each sculpture from found materials collected over the years, layered with personal memories and keepsakes from the past. The jackets are finished with designs culled from an old 1945 industrial directory, a nod to the small business sponsorship of box car racing. Constructed with meticulous care, each piece is imbued with weathered charm and storied history.

Formed card stock, duct tape, acrylic paint, and oil paint. Set on a custom steel stand.

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Patrick Fitzgerald

b. 1962, Grand Rapids, MI

Chicago artist Patrick Fitzgerald refers to his body of work as his “Neighborhood of Infinity,” a borrowed term used literally to describe the bounty of materials and creative inspiration he found in the industrial landscapes of his youth. For the last decade, Fitzgerald has been mining his early experiences, re-envisioning the mechanical world of his childhood through the eye of an artist.

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