Adjustable Afterlife Gauge
Height: 10.5 in
Width: 19 in
Depth: 3.5 in
Egyptian-style painted funerary boat on stand.
Volkert creates three-dimensional works, incorporating fragments of masterpieces and presents them as portable and "functional" objects. Volkert's work is concerned with how the presentation of paintings and objects affect the viewer's perception. Of his art, the artist has said, "My goal has always been to effectively connect viewers to the objects in question. Maybe new information is key, or a different interpretation suggests a question, or an unusual comparison captures the imagination; in any instance, I believe the success of the viewing moment lies in self-directed investigation."