2016 | 101.5 x 101.5 x 5 cm | Mixed media sculpture
2016 | 7 x 70 x 7 (each with out cord) | Mixed media sculpture
2016 | 200 x 121 x 5 cm | Mixed media sculpture
2016 | 100 x 180 x 3 cm | Mixed media sculpture
2016 | 15 x 13 x 13 cm | Mixed media sculpture
2016 | 106.5 x 61 x 30 cm | Mixed media sculpture
Can you contain? Can you sublimate? Sometimes I have the feeling I can. Sometimes a particular vision takes a form inside me. Sometimes this happens outside, it becomes a real thing and I feel contained and sublimated. When there is a specific form out of me, I can restart giving shape to something else, because this process never ends.
Repurposed Aggression is a condition of urgency, where uncontrollable, difficult explosions happening inside find ways to come out as a form. This form is dangerous, on the edge of the abyss, yet contained, sublimated and perfect in its own way.
Repurposed Aggression is a long path. Showing its forms can be a frightening exposure. It can hurt but also liberates an awareness of what else runs through our veins, and lets it out.
The shift from a sports career to an artistic one is the spark that moved Walker Keith Jernigan. That shift is one of abandonment and surrender to art, giving the world the forms, disbanding a sense of anxious ownership thus letting them be real devices for everyone. Repurposed Aggression is love, cash, soccer balls, baseball bats, an arrow, ropes, lights, punching bag.