The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

1978 Rebuild

cast tonka truck

1978 Rebuild was cast from one of the original Tonka trucks I had as a child.   I fondly remember days spent constructing and reconstructing various sites within and beyond the realm of the sandbox. Like many of us, I carry those memories with me. Of my original fleet, the truck that this piece is molded from is the lone survivor. I wanted to preserve a sense of the moment through materiality.

10” H x 10” W x 18” L, 30 lbs.
Cast Bronze, Cast Aluminum, Aluminum sheet
Year Created: 
2012