This work amplifies sound frequencies and reminds us of the rich complexities of ambient sounds. Place your ear on the narrow end of the sculpture to hear the subtle sounds of the world.
“For a period of three months I lost hearing in one ear ... Hearing is precious and vital, the sudden removal of which affects one’s life on the deepest of levels.”
- Terence McGlade
A play on the obsolete ear trumpet, Hear the World embodies our perception of the sounds of the world we can and cannot observe. The sculpture is made of fiberglass with an epoxy resin paint finish. The tripod stand is fabricated from aluminum. It has stood for 3 years on a 6th floor balcony and has withstood snow, ice and high winds. Hear the World was the first in a trilogy of pieces entitled Trilogy of the Body, an artistic exploration in sculpture of the invasion of the body for surgical repair.