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Gossamer Knot

1997, Installation at Painted Bride Art Center
Philadelphia, PA



The project began as a proposal for the Philadelphia Airport. The original proposal called for a 20 foot ball of razor wire to be suspended outdoors. It was rejected for very good cause, how would airborne trash be removed?


The piece was realized in the show Defining the Edge curated by A.M. Weaver. The final piece was a 6 foot ball of razor wire suspended 15 feet above the gallery floor. Approximately 20, 100 watt bulbs were hung around the ball. A large circle made of metal screening was mounted on the back wall.

Gossamer Knot, Full
Gossamer Knot, Detail
Gossamer Knot, Proposal Drawing
Gossamer Knot, Proposal Drawing
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