This Is Not A Snake is a monumental sculptural monster created of ceramic, steel, oil drums, ammunition cans, trash and found objects.
Cannupa Hanska Luger 2017
This Is Not A Snake is featured with Lugers We Have Agency series on exhibition at MSU Denver Center for Visual Art's exhibition, Water Line: A Creative Exchange. In this installation, This Is Not A Snake reacts to the sculptural work of Winter Count collective members Nicholas Galanin and Merritt Johnson.
"By transforming refuse — the rusty, jagged, rubbery, unrecyclable junk produced by industrial exploitation of the land and its minerals — into an anthropomorphic object, Luger gives a relatable form to environmental and social misdeeds that are often considered in the abstract.
His monster is man-made, but not just by him. It is derived from the bad habits of a hundred years of digging deeply into the earth to capture its oil, while neglecting the things that already flow on its surface. There is a lesson in that, he says." - THE DENVER POST