A Refusal to Stop and Ask for Directions

80″X 30″X 30″
Total height with base = 8′


My process in creating A Refusal to Stop and Ask for Directions was different from my usual process.  I did not design the sculpture in advance.  I simply made the first section, then added the next, and proceeded in that fashion, with a general notion of the scale of the final sculpture, but without trying to envision the completed form, beyond the next two or three sections.  I knew that I wanted to leave a lot of open space and create a strong, three-dimensional, slightly chaotic sense of motion.  It was a good exercise for me and I am pleased with the result.  The title is a reference to some people’s approach to driving, but also a fair description of my approach to creating this sculpture.