The Ornament of Fire
65x33x42" / 165.1x83.8x106.7cm
Materials: funerary mask: paper mache, paint, and gold leaf, fire: clay, glue, and sealant, handmade vintage-style yachtsmen clothes: hand-sewn vinyl, terrycloth, leather, canvas, buttons, knit sweater with reinforced rip, burnt wood fragment from the Teignmouth Electron (a 40 trimaran involved in a failed attempted to circumnavigate the earth solo without stopping from 1968-1969. The piece was retrieved from the boat, which is currently beached on the shore of Cayman Brac in the Caribbean on December 21, 2006. The wood was found already burnt), sticks and rock: paper mache and paint, geometric sculpture: painted MDF, Art Nouveau style gate: carved and painted MDF, and stage: stained, urethaned and waxed plywood & painted spruce 1 by 2's.