Horsehead Piece/Shoreline Piece

Two large floor works, porcelain bisque, perlite, circa 1977.

Left: Horsehead Piece, 4 ft. x 6 ft., collection, Robert Pfannebecker; Right: Shoreline Piece, 9 in. h x 16 ft. (4.9 m) long, collection, Diana Fuller (may be destroyed).

Horsehead Piece; inspired by a scene from a Gunther Grass novel, The Tin Drum, where characters fished for eels that would collect in the head of a horse lowered to the bottom of a river in Prussia.

Shoreline: a work designed that when viewed from within its open arc or bay, the extremities of the piece would extend beyond the normal field of vision, mimicking one's visual experience in the landscape.