Shown installed at ThinkBox Contemporary, in Louisville, KY, 2015
Shown installed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI, 2013
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).