Aug 11, 2014 9:35 AM
The Climbing Man Wall Sculpture ($98) is not just a decoration, it's a metaphor for humanity: Man's propensity to reach for more than what's there and never quite reaching it. The futility of chasing the American dream in a rigged system that will never let you succeed. Do we admire the climbing man for continuing to try without actually getting anywhere, or do we wish he'd just let go of the rope and plunge to his death and be through with his suffering?
Man, good art really puts your existential crises on display.