Visual Arts


The Elephant in the Room


The Elephant in the Room | sculpture
18 x 6 x 10 feet | garbage bags, packing tape, ventilation system | 2006

Loosely modeled after an elephant, this inflatable sculpture is unable to stand on its own due to its impossibly long legs and flexible skeleton. As such, it requires audience participation in order to navigate the gallery space in which it is tethered. The "elephant" serves as a metaphor for the state of the Art object in a postmodern institution.