! (Exclamation Point)
Stainless steel, powder coat
9.5’ x 4’ x 2’
Exhibited Napa Art Walk 2019-2021
Currently on view at Museum of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA
For the City of Napa, I created an enthusiastic, perhaps a tad tipsy, larger-than-life exclamation point out of 1200 slightly curved ¼” welded stainless steel rods. Its shimmering deep red surface invites viewers to contemplate a full-bodied red wine poured and swirling in its glass.
I began a series of exclamation point sculptures several years ago as a humorous critique. The ubiquitous exclamation point, once regarded as superfluous, is now almost required when communicating electronically. At this scale, “!” exclaims itself as a monolith to its own emphatic grandeur.