Sculpture: A Pile Of Valuable Things

April 26th, 2008 by roblog · 2 Comments

The Most Valuable Things I Own
A Pile Of Valuable Things
mixed media (books, cabinet light)

In this work, the cord to an electric light is threaded through a stack that constitutes the artist’s collection of (relatively) expensive art textbooks, which are the artists most valuable possessions, both fiscally and sentimentally. The drilled hole inherently devalues the resale value of the books, and, to a degree, diminishes their usability, incorporating destruction of worthwhile materials into the junk-art idiom.

Tags: Art · ARTS 331 · original work · sculpture

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