28 Aug Desire, 1998
Wood, Glass, Wire & Mixed
7″ x 4.5″ x 1.25″
Collection: The Lamprey Archives
This was a piece made for The Ever So Secret Order of the Lamprey, based on the word “Desire.” The box is an antique box for microscope slides, the wood is the scar left from a cut branch, found as driftwood on a beach.
The Ever So Secret Order of the Lamprey was a group of Chicago artists and non-artists who met weekly, bringing some creative expression based on a word chosen the previous week. The group was founded on the idea of making something creative but utterly non-commercial and unrelated to one’s career, a weekly act of creativity for its own sake. Read more about The Ever So Secret Order of the Lamprey in this Chicago Reader profile of the group.