Untitled (corner), 2017. This work is comprised of 3175.15 kilograms of carefully folded second hand clothing. The piece utilizes all the colors received. It is 2.1 meters tall and 1.8 meters wide. The overall shape is that of a thick, free-standing, corner partition. The color vertically transitions from dark to light and the back again. Inside the corner of the structure, shirt sleves, pant legs, ties etc.. emerge to form bridge-like apendages. These elements express the human need to make connections, and symbolize the idea that we are all one people. Relates to an early work seen Here
When I get out of the 7 train at Grand Central, I am faced with a long stairwell leading up to 42nd St. At the base of the stairwell, I often notice the yellow, hand painted numbers, which demarcate the first flight. Should I catalog all the trees in my yard? All the rocks and sticks too?
Women’s shoes are affixed to the ceiling. The shoe strings hang down and are tied to the men’s shoes, which dangle about 4 inches from the floor.
Bridge, 2004 (detail)
15″ x 11.25″
96 lb. white paper and pencil
A double stack of folded clothing with shirt sleeves, pant legs and belts stretched between the two.
Grasp (Maquette), 2004
10″ x 12″ x 12″ (H x W x D)
Folded doll clothing, wood and thread
The overall shape of this piece refers to the form of a grasping hand. “The grasp reflex appears at birth and persists until five or six months of age. When an object is placed in the infant’s hand and strokes their palm, the fingers will close and they will grasp it. The reverse motion can be induced by stroking the back or side of the hand.”