The more I worked on the series of wave sculptures the more I realized that I was interested in the idea of rising and falling and the series of wooden wave sculptures evolved into a series of sculptures that explored steps and staircases.
I saw stairs as a path that led you both up and down. The first step sculptures I made were similar to the piece below called Tower, very geometric, planned and orderly. The later step sculptures were more spontaneous. I built them without any drawings or plans. I simply cut hundreds of blocks of wood and glued one onto the next and so on and so on. The last piece on this page, Thunderbolt, is named after a roller coaster ride I rode on in Coney Island.
Installation, Contemporary Arts Gallery, NYU, 1979
Staircase after Bramanate, 1979
Installation View, 14 Sculptors Gallery, 1980
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