No Recess Please

Medium:

Steel, sand, marble, brick, fiber

Dimensions:

12’ x 6’ x 8’

This sculpture depicts the death of a child while on a playground. The swing hangs empty and lifeless from a steal beam supporting a small-scale replica of an actual library that was built in memory of this child. The vertical and horizontal beam supports are purposely erected in the shape of a hangman’s gallows. The structure is solidly mounted into the cold earth under the child’s swing. Materials used are reclaimed from the library and hospital.