ON RECTO. Text painted in white, starting at bottom left corner and proceeding clockwise around the edge of work: DO YOU JUST STUFF FOOD iN YOUR MOUTH AND NEVER SAY THANK YOU LORD NOW + Text painted in white, running left to right along bottom edge: PROPHET WU BLACKMON. DUMB GREETY DOES NIVER EET ENOUGTH.
signed in 1996, dated, stamped and numbered out of 10 on mount verso
101.6 cm x 101.6 cm (40 in. x 40 in.)
The outer walls of Karanah Castle in Jordan. The desert ground makes up the entire foreground with the horizon line almost reaching the half-point of the photograph. Just below the horizon is the base of the structure. The castle itself is a rectangular brick wall with three rounded pillars built into it, two at the corners and one in the center. The sky above it is clear and cloudless.
7-sided frame made of reclaimed wood moulding and slats nailed together and backed with strips of green felt, possibly from a pool table. Gold wire traces the wood frame, and is accented with a fuzz ball or googly eye at each corner. A toy car is placed on the gold wire “track” at bottom center; car racing flag stickers attached to the frame in a couple places. Three pieces of thread are strung horizontally across the frame, a “spider web” attached to top two lines with puffy paint. A wood (?) cutout of a smiling joker mouth hung from web by wire.
This assemblage made of found materials makes reference to childhood themes, such as toy car racing and comic books. The association is further supported by the materials sued, which are items one would typically find in a craft box, such as googly eyes and fuzz balls, brightly colored nylon thread and puffy paint.
A vessel of bleached wood. From a narrow base, the vessel widens gradually. Near the top it begans to narrow gradually then narrows quickly on a nearly horizontal plane to a very small mouth. The surface, apart from the smooth lip of the mouth, is finely textured with vertical scoring.
light-colored wood vase with textured hatching across surfaces
Visual and tactile interplay of form and surface, and the contrast of different textured surfaces. The artist is interested in creating singular, finished art objects that do not necessarily convey the materiality of the medium.