May 01, 2010

a + d 3 : t h e d o g p a t c h














NEW MATERIALS

around the same time as the sculptural form was coming together, i began thinking about how it could be finished and mounted. as a ribbon-object with long, faceted surfaces, i had the idea of gilding a single side, and also of adding some sort of base to supplement the one included—something to offset the clean, light material of the wood and to make light reference to sculpture's longer-lived historical materials, metal and stone; also, to give some bounce light.

we rode bikes down to the dogpatch to pick up some marble slabs and old panes of glass, ceramic tiles and little bits of debris; over bridges, through parklands, past warehouses, to rusty, dusty junkyards.