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Knot

Rope, chain, steel jackposts.  2010.

 

A 150 pound sphere of solid manila rope is cleanly split in two, being held into place by the tensioning posts on either side.  Referencing the Gordian knot of Alexandrian lore, Knot suggests the violence of contemporary American policies as well as the impossibility of restoring the body politic after it has been torn asunder.