Urchins, scamps, rascals have often been used as a somewhat sympathetic symbol of the marginalized. Lombardi’s sand, acrylic medium and found object sculptures of those ‘hidden’ individuals are a sort of reverse double entendre in the way they combine two intentions for one meaning. The discarded objects that constitute the core of the human forms are cast aways just like lost souls that are represented in the sand and acrylic medium. The collage element in Lombardi’s drawings of those same figures are comprised of bits and pieces of 1970s news based magazines suggesting that we all eventually become lost and forgotten to varying degrees.
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