Nathan Vincent refers to his work as “masculine objects”. In one installation, guns are mounted on a wall and positioned facing the viewer. This display should intimidate and feel menacing, yet just the opposite occurs. Vincent’s guns are not made from metal, but of crocheted yarn. In this piece, as is the case in all of Vincent’s sculptures, masculine objects are transformed, made feminine by material selection and fabrication.
Concepts of gender, masculinity and femininity, are important to Vincent. In his artist’s statement he explains: