26 Oct Atlas Mosaic in Glass and Bottle Caps, 2003
Atlas Bottle Cap Sculpture, 2003
Vitreous glass tile, bottle caps, copper, Hardibacker substrate over plywood.
60″ H x 36″ W x 1.5″ D
Collection: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
What I love most about this piece is the variety of interpretations I’ve heard— from holding up the weight of the worlds garbage, to being crushed by alcoholism, to a desire to drink in the entire world. They all work.
I love this image and recently did a life-size steel collage working from the same source. Check it out (and learn more about the Loteria game the image is based on) here.