bronze, steel, flames
157 (+flames) x 60 x 180 cm
Galerie Löhrl Mönchengladbach, 2008
Art Cologne, 2007
Museo Pecci, Prato, 2006
Galerie Martin Kudlek, Cologne, 2004
Eternal Flame is an interactive portable war memorial, and consists of a fake plastic plant and a pair of bronze cowboy boots on a steel pedestal. The work invites closer examination of the romantic details of the boots while the two flames erupt like flame throwers when anyone gets too close. This sculpture is dedicated to reconsidering time and how the ideology of manifest destiny has influenced the recording of American history.