The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Chain Reaction

Shown on permanent location in Nodhorn, Germany

Chain Reaction was commissioned by a sculpture park in Nordhorn, Germany. This site had a windmill present in the distance that I was interested in referring to. To incorporate a windmill stone’s clockwise/counter-clockwise movement, I pushed the undulation of curvature to look as if the characters may be churning through a 180-degree twist. Chain Reaction “starts” on the backside, with a right side up Mickey Mouse face that my body fits into. It ends closest to the ground with the same Mickey Mouse face upside down to the viewer.

66x136x76 inches
Fiberglass, automobile paint, concrete
Year Created: 
2002
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