In a quiet corner of Michelle Stuart’s SoHo studio, a sculpted Buddha presides over a Wunderkammer of curiosities. Pre-Columbian sculptures, African ceremonial beads, a seaman’s log, rocks, and odd pods comfortably cohabitate with other exotic oddities. Like Stuart’s Specimens (1968–ongoing) —stacked wooden boxes stocked with bottles of earth samples from Peru to the Sahara—the room elicits precious clues to life’s infinitely grand scheme from infinitesimally small nuggets....see the entire article in the print version of September's Sculpture magazine.
Stone Alignments/Solstice Cairns, 1979. 3200 boulders, cairns approx. 5 ft. high; 1000 x 800 ft. overall. View of permanent work on Rowena Plateau, OR