Printed steel from vintage steel doll houses and recycled tin cans, the green surface is covered with custom decals of $1.00 and $20.00 dollar bills.
Triangles with images of famous paintings are continually added (acquired) and others are removed (deassessioned) from the piece. The entire "collection" of triangles with famous paintings accompany this piece. The quilt pattern of triangles is called "Wild Goose Chase." This is the metaphor for the acquisition and deassession of artwork at museums that is so hotly debated.
Artists represented: Paul Cezanne, John Constable, Sir John Singleton Copley, Edgar Degas, James Drummond, Goya, Gainsborough, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Frederick William Hayes, William Hogarth, Winslow Homer, Georges Innes, Carl Larson, Peder Severin Kreyer, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, Nattier, Pablo Picasso, Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt, George Stubbs, Tardell, James Tissot, Jean Antoine Watteau.
12" height x 12" width x 12" depth
This sculpture is available for purchase or exhibition.
Retail Price: $8,500
The bas-relief building is constructed with great detail from the same vintage steel dollhouse material. As it wraps around the corner of the cube it is supposed to depict the U.S. mint as printed on $20 dollar bills.
The next image is a quick view of the top with more paintings. I regularly take off the triangles and replace them with even better paintings.
The cube shape used in the series "A Pedestal for a Woman to Stand On" is both a square (the basic structure of quilts) and a feminist response to minimalist sculpture.