Angle of Repose

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Image: Bill Davenport

Angle of Repose

2009

9.5’h x 13’w x 16’d, lumber, corn, glue

Optical Projects, Houston, TX

Recent bumper crops of corn in the United States, along with recollections of the strangely-scaled representations on grade-school commodity maps, are the inspiration for a sculpture that is one part cheerful cornucopia and one part paranoiac preparation. The interior of the ersatz corn pile can be entered via a secret tunnel from the junk shop next door to the gallery.