Photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner
Ann Hamilton’s rhythmic sculpture is a rectangular glass-enclosed case of lacquered birch. Inside the case is an open, antique hardcover book from which she sliced out a number of pages. The pages were then glued together in a ribbon of text with each line covered in delicate, tiny pieces of colored stones and pebbles she gathered from a California beach. There are forty cases in the edition, each one different.
Book, stones, lacquered birch, glass
3 5/8 × 9 1/2 × 38 5/8 in (9.2 × 24.1 × 98.1 cm)
Edition of 40
Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly, New York