Shown installed at ThinkBox Contemporary, in Louisville, KY, 2015

Shown installed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, 2013

FILAMENT

STEEL, BRASS, MDF, CAST PLASTIC, ACRYLIC PAINT

 

68.5” x 15” x 15.5”

2013 - 2017

 

ABOUT THIS PIECE:

In GeoDin, this was the inside of a lightbulb (hence the title); a really big lightbulb, like a streetlamp. This form is also connected more generally to the production of electricity (I’ve used it several times in 2D works I’ve made connected to this show). This piece is solid steel and weighs about 35 pounds (16kg). I forged the central spike using a huge power-hammer in the blacksmithing shop at SIUC, which was an awesome experience (so much POWER).