Leaning Tower

Leaning tower, 1991, at Pleiades Gallery, height: 12’ x 6’ feet;

Readymade Styrofoam plates and cups, plastic forks, wood, metal wire

Piled Styrofoam plates and cups — typically used by the fast food chains such as MacDonald’s or Burger King — tower on top of a round table leaning on a side like the famous Tower of Pisa. The beautiful white shiny surface of translucent new-age material resembles the marbles of Carrera. The monolith of the leaning tower seems to be caught at the moment just before it comes crushing down. It reflects upon the fragile ecological equilibrium of our environment, a delicate balance of which can be broken by man’s irresponsible behavior that produces rapidly growing towers of unnecessary refuge.