“Face Your Fears” Cop Car
- medium Actual LAPD Police Cruiser Cut in Half Lengthwise
- edition 1
- size 77.00w x 222.00h in
- created 2018
COA: This work comes with a certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Exhibition History: “Beyond the Streets” Los Angeles 2018, LA Art Fair 2019
Series: “Face Your Fears”
RISK’s Face Your Fears series was inspired by Damien Hirst’s Natural History series and a collection of conversations about Buddhism with the late painter Ed Moses. RISK recalls when Moses introduced him to the concept that the fundamental essence of fear is a feeling of rejection toward suffering.
RISK built on that foundation and challenged himself to create a series of sculptures inspired by fear. The first sculpture in the series, is this life-sized LAPD Police Cruiser car intricately cut in half lengthwise. Risk explained “If you are a graffiti artist, the real predators are the police.”
Additional works in the series featured large-scale shark sculptures including a massive ten-foot long shark composed of assorted machine materials, as well as a shark built entirely from license plates referencing police as predators.