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Threshold

Title: Threshold

1998  

Arcosanti, Arizona

12 ft x 7 ft x variable ft.

Materials: acrylic, plywood, metal, rubber

 

Merging visual art with direct contact at the Burning Man gathering, "Threshold" consists of over three thousand nails extending through the art work, and includes floating ergonomic panels. Excitement gradually increased once observers realized they could participate. Baring it all and lying down on a bed of nails invited an internal mental game that was , in itself, the beauty of the work. Eventually participants proceeded through the threshold of their fears to discover an overwhelming sense of elation and unexpected empowerment.