FOURNIER'S CUT TIN SCULPTURES: WHAT TO MAKE DURING A PANDEMIC
When the pandemic hit and the world shut down, it seemed - at least to Fournier - that creating the same art prior to that global shift was, if not wrong, then certainly odd or weird. There had been a huge global change, and for that not to be shown in his work seemed delusional, or, at the very least, showed a certain amount of denial.
After seemingly endless ruminating, (as you'll recall, we had plenty of time) the initial concept was based on what Fournier thought was the most important human need at the time: play. This was combined with the idea of the country being (somehow) at war with the virus, leading Fournier to thoughts people collecting metal during WWII. This, in turn, lead to these cut tin sculptures that would hopefully give pleasure by their playfulness and simplicity, harkening back to the tin toys of the 40's along with the possibility of play in our future.