PEOPLE-LADDER LANDSCAPE, 1981
7’x4.5’x16’ WOOD & PLASTIC
This ’81 sculpture marks the departure from the dark burnished appearance of my previous works. However, it still incorporates people-like figures and other forms that have personal and historic significance. In this piece, I chose the ladder to carry the weight of the symbolic journey since it’s an ancient manmade object. With so many uses, rituals, and meanings associated with the ladder, I felt I could create a very extensive world incorporating them with my human-like figures. Ladders and ladder parts are, ultimately, the only source of activity, purpose, and identity for the people-forms. The ladders are their destiny.