You Are Fiction – Pierre Riche

Pierre Riche, a Watsonville sculptor, is exhibiting "You Are Fiction" in Cloverdale. Pierre describes his sculpture as "This face sculpture titled "You Are Fiction" has the word fiction written all over it in steel letters. This represents the straw-man corporate identity of the person. The birth certificate is the contract with the all capital letter name on it. The all capital letter name is the fictional identity that is not human. It is a dead representation of a man or woman that courts, governments, law officers, corporations and public agencies deal with. Most people don’t know this. They don’t know that the word "person" means corporation (dead fictional entity). They confuse person with living human being but they are complete opposites. This is why the word fiction is written all over the face. It’s right in and on our faces but we fail to see it. By realizing we are fictions we can start to make the separation between the living and the dead, between the private and the public, between enslavement and freedom."

This unique sculpture is 7′ high x 33" wide x 37" deep; its composition is welded steel and is located on Cloverdale Blvd. corner of Cloverdale Blvd. and W. First Street. "You Are Fiction" is sponsored by the Erickson Fine Art Gallery in Healdsburg.

Take the Otocast’s audio self-guided tour of the Sculpture Trail to learn more about Pierre Riche and "You Are Fiction". The fun part of the tour is listening to Pierre talk about "You Are Fiction". Download the free Otocast app at Google Play or the Apple App Store and enjoy listening to all of the exhibiting sculptors.

Photo by Jude Gibson