The Unnamed Shards are sculptures of books burned past all recognition. Though no two are the same, they are all similar in size and their power is in numbers. Displayed side by side in a long line, on a long (perhaps segmented) table, the Unnamed Shards testify to the sheer, inestimable number of destroyed works and destroyed ideas. They invite the viewer to grapple with this as well, and perhaps to begin a conversation about preservation and communication replacing destruction and silence.

 

Storyboard (2016)
watercolor on board

drawing 1

Installation Concept (2016)
watercolor on board
drawing 1

Storyboard (2016)
watercolor on board

drawing 3

 

Installation Concept Drawing (2017)
watercolor on paper

Unnamed SHARDS installation concept by George Peck

Studio Installation (2017)
featuring Unnamed Shards (sculptures, right) and Bookburner (painting, left)

Studio Installation 2017, The Book Burner and Unnamed SHARDS by George Peck