|Sometimes when I work for a couple of days without
sleep fatigue sets in. These are the times when I see movement.
Out of the corner of my eye a shape or undesirable object moves
across the floor or falls from the ceiling. This always takes me
by surprise. I’ll look again and there will be nothing. Usually
these objects are at the least nondescript or at the most geometric
shapes. Recently, however, one of these shapes was a large rabbit.
This rabbit slid down the wall and disappeared. Though the rabbit
appeared only for an instant, its image remains with me. Whenever
I see ”Wall Rabbits” I know it’s time to get some
sleep. I did not want to completely refine or cast this piece. The
image came and vanished so quickly that l felt it needed an unfinished
appearance. ”Wall Rabbit” is designed to hang on the
wall, thus the experience of fully viewing it as a three dimensional
object is impossible. This is why I have given this work more of
a three dimensional form than my other sculptures. The medium for
”Wall Rabbit” is industrial cardboard. The use of cardboard
is a backlash against technology. However, I have found that when
this lowly material is sanded, it is elevated to velvet.