Lineup :: Artist Installations :: Big Sid

Charlottesville VA

By Christian Breeden

Big Sid is a 14' tall figurative piece, his skeleton structural steel sourced from old scaffolding. His skin is a patchwork of hammered sheet-metal, mostly old car bodies. He holds a staff in one hand and is assuming the yogic "tree stance"  this is also a pose Masai warriors assume while watching their herds.  

I want my works to stand as monuments to an alternate present. They are larger than life and built from recycled elements of the modern and industrial age. For me personally Big Sid, stands for a search, a quest for enlightenment.  He is meant to convey balance, bravery, and clarity of intention. He was inspired by reclining Buddha’s carved into networks of caves in China. I like the notion of a Buddhist warrior.