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I trust you, I take you. <<prev list next>>

There were too many people and it was my first time in front of others, making work. At the time, what I called the Carl Andre dilemma, of words and practice, seemed our condition; so, I inscribed two circles on the wall, using our largest salad bowl. Around one I wrote "I trust you" and around the other "I take you." Then, at a table, I sat and drew the same onto envelopes, using a ballpoint pen and a drinking glass. Finally someone asked if he could have one, so I gave it to him, asking that he leave his signature in exchange for the sculpture.

1991. Four Walls, Brooklyn. Forty-nine people took envelopes and left their signatures. Framed documentation in the collection of the artist. Project can be repeated. 



I trust you, I take you, 1991

Four Walls, Brooklyn