Robin Hill

    Exhibition: No Man’s Land

    Replacement Valves, 1990

    Fiberglass, resin, vinyl tubing

    4 elements, each 51" x 66" x 50"

    The inspiration for this resin and fiberglass form comes from an image imprinted on my brain of huge chunks of glacial ice I saw washed up on a beach in Alaska. A singular "valve" became Replacement Valves when I replicated it four times for its installation at Socrates Sculpture Park. The notion of this form being "in supply" interests me. The form itself refers to a human heart valve -- something one hopes never to have to replace. Rather than being contained, these valves have the capacity to contain. I have fondly observed children hiding out inside them, sometimes only able to see the tips of their shoes or heads. I thank these visitors for their curious interaction and I thank others for not launching them into the East River before I had the chance to anchor them into the ground.
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