suspended installation: perforated aluminum, painted plastic ball, series of photographs mounted on aluminum plates
35 inches x 26 inches x 19 feet 8 inches / 89 cm x 66 cm x 6 meters
Similarly dreamlike is Stretching Possibilities, from 1998. Here, a giant deformed bed of transparent perforated aluminum floats suspended from the ceiling. Near the midpoint is a snowball-like bulge made from white polyester, which is visible through the semi-transparent materials of which the bed is made. At the end of the bed is a rippling metal wave covered with photographs of pairs of legs photographed on snow; each photograph contains one male and one female leg. The work plays on all the connotations associated with beds, including pregnancy, dreams, sex, birth, sleep, and the psychoanalytic couch.
Collection of the artist
Michel Gérard, The American Decade: 1989-1999, Neuberger Museum of Art (2002) with texts by Heartney, Gedeon, and Danto: p. 25, 54-55