Through the language of assembly, repetition and production, Dominic Sansone’s work confronts the military industrial complex and its subsequent effects. With short cropped hair and a tidy studio, one could easily mistake Dominic for a military man himself--that is, until you see his work.
His sculptures often comprise hundreds of identical components, combining to make a single piece, an echo of an identifiable form in seemingly unrelated objects, cast in bronze, iron and porcelain; silicone, foam and plastic. The work is a rebuttal of public monuments to war, thereby rendering it site-responsive or perhaps even site
-conditional as the artist Robert Irwin once suggested, existing in contrast to memorials that glorify or romanticize combat.