This is the first nonfunctional artwork I have made several years. I undertook this project to clearly express the feelings that I have about my personal situation. This sculpture is about growth. The spiral of the railroad spikes rising in a column is like DNA, the life force. The helix is bursting out of a concrete pyramid is reminiscent of a spirit rising out of a tomb. The core of metal spike heads wobbles back and forth like the vertebrae of a young mammal as it grows and establishes equilibrium. The spiked points thrust themselves into space establishing their domain and right to exist.

Graphite Drawing
2.25" x .5"
November 5, 2002

The Drawing was made several days after I started this project to clarify my concept.

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