thief, 2007; help, 2006

thief
1/2-inch copper pipe
24 x 24 inches ceiling mounted
Edition of 3

help
3/4-inch copper pipe
34 x 34 inches ceiling mounted
Edition of 3

'thief' and 'help' are ceiling-mounted copper pipes originally conceived for art fairs. Surrounded, even inundated, by art, a guilty or hapless viewer might look up--and see an accusation of thievery or a cry for help become visually manifest. Is it a hallucination? A trick played by a tired mind? Incidental and not immediately legible, 'thief' and 'help' aim to occupy, perceptually and literally, the fringes of mental space.
thief, 2007; help, 2006
thief, 2007; help, 2006
thief, 2007; help, 2006