Der Yiddisher Cowboy
Wood, Concrete, Gold Leaf, Ash, Steel
2.5 cubits x 1.5 cubits x 1.5 cubits
Plywood, LED lighting, House Paint, Ebonized Ash Wood, Rubber, Pine, Cactus, Artificial Flower
20”x 33”x 45”
Digital Print, Found Photo, Death Certificate, Brass Tie Clip, Cherry Wood Frame
30" x 14”x .75"
These objects are physical embodiments of the deep ambivalence around my familial history and personal embrace and revulsion around mythologies of Cowboys, Judaism, and the American West. They sit in between the spaces of architecture and sculpture, between functional, performative, and static, seeking to tackle this difficult space with both humor and rigor. Through traditional craft, found object, and conceptual building, I’m seeking to complicate and call into question multiple narratives of claiming, othering, and expansion.