Saturday, February 18, 2012

Equator [Dumb Box 03]

These are the first objects created in our new studio in New York.  A couple days ago I turned 69 and I am very much aware how fortunate I am to be in a new city at this time in my life.  It feels like I’m in the right place for me at the right time, not a bad way to feel at this age.  Or any, for that matter.


Begins Ends Each Moment [Dumb Box 02]

I think of these objects as projectors, not for slides/transparencies, but for the ego; or as reliquaries of a religion that doesn't believe in the existence of the body.  They're measure about 6" x 10" x 6", and they're plain: birch wood with gesso and acrylic.  This one has cardboard inserts.


I Am Big Heaven 2012 [Dumb Box 01]

Back in 1966 I got my first apartment, it was in San Francisco and in it I had nothing but a bed, a chair and a table.  I made cardboard sculptures back then, very simple ones, on which I mounted type and images.  Now that we’ve just moved into a temporary apartment in New York, I decided to go back to those cardboard boxes, but drop the images and construct them out of wood.  I'm working on a dozen of them; this is the first.