Minnesota, 1987Concrete over galvanized steel4' × 2' × 1'
Ethereal Concrete Flasher, 1986Steel reinforced concrete12' × 5' × 4'

“Etherieal Concrete Flasher” was conceived as the union of three four-foot high flashers.

I brought the trio to Socrates Sculpture Park to occupy a spot of ground overlooking the East River. The feeling was romantic. The reality was too private. I was convinced by Mark to build a work that would be vandal-proof. The scale of the work was greater than I ever before managed. Ennrico organized all the help and materials I needed. I made a model of the armature.

Scott, Paul and Floris helped me bend the steel and weld it to a six-foot square steel plate. I then molded and tied expanded wire lath. Lizette mixed concrete in a wheelbarrow and I trowled and massaged it into the reinforcement.

“Ethereal Concrete Flasher” is now overlooking people passing through on 43rd Street betweek 9th and 10th Avenues.


Oct 26 – Oct 27, 1987 Outside In
Sep 28, 1986 – Mar 31, 1987 Inaugural Exhibition