Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Exhibition displays metalsmith’s Vietnam-era wormy Mars art

Metalsmith and jewelry maker Bruce Metcalf’s new career-spanning exhibition, “The Miniature Worlds of Bruce Metcalf,” at the Southwest School of Art & Craft in San Antonio, includes his 1971 piece “Worms from Mars Invade an Authentic New England Village & Are Attacked by the National Guard.” According to an article posted on the website, the piece is Metcalf's “Vietnam statement, with snakelike, toothy worms descending upon small, cartoonish toy soldiers with bayoneted rifles defending an old steepled church and a couple of clapboard houses.”

Pictured: "Worms from Mars"

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