Ledelle Moe T-Shirt
At the center of Ledelle Moe's monumental Building 5 exhibition is a 18-foot-tall kneeling female figure, born from the artist's interest in the persistence of monumental form throughout human history -- the impulse to keep the past alive in the present. This dark grey t-shirt features a drawing of this figure, in bright warm yellow ink.
Made from 100% combed and ring-spun cotton, and printed locally in Sheffield, MA. This garment is 100% sweatshop free. Sizing is unisex.
Ledelle Moe's weathered, monolithic heads and figures variously bring to mind the relics of an ancient civilization or statues toppled in the wake of political upheaval. On close examination, what appears to be timeworn stone reveals itself as concrete, and the massive forms show themselves to be constructed from many smaller sections. One might confuse the colossal objects -- joined together with steel seams -- with giant dolls shattered and carefully glued back together. Indeed, despite their immense size, they seem fragile. Hollow, with their interiors at times visible, these imperfect figures -- fallen, recumbent, disembodied, marked and scarred with the traces of their making and aging -- contradict the usual characteristics of traditional monuments and memorials. At the same time, they prompt questions about the individuals we choose to honor and remember.