No Recess Please

2018, Mixed Media – Steel, Sand, Marble, Brick, Wood 14′ x 6′ x 8′ (4.27m x 1.83m x 2.44m)

This sculpture depicts the death of a child while on a playground. The swing hangs empty and lifeless from a steel beam supporting a small-scale replica of an actual library, which was built in the memory of this child. The vertical and horizontal beam support is purposely erected in the shape of a hangman’s gallows. The structure is solidly mounted in the cold earth under the child’s swing. Materials used are reclaimed from the library and hospital where the child died. That child was my little sister.