The title of this show was “Staying Connected.” It was dedicated to Sol LeWitt, who passed away on April 8, 2007.
This piece was an experiment using acrylic wall paint and pigmented pen.
It was also a preparation for the installation in Vientiane, Laos, which looks nothing like this.
This is the first wall installation that I did. It was time for me to change the way I carried out my ideas, harking back to the original wall pieces I did in 1971 at CalArts using velvet tubing.
It was becoming too difficult to store all my work so I wanted to move in a direction where I used the same medium repeatedly in different contexts.
It was a good idea.
It didn’t work out that way.