"Wall Pocket" (2003-04)

"Wall Pocket," 2003-04
Cedar and graphite, 162 x 72 x 65 inches.
© Ursula von Rydingsvard, courtesy the artist and Galerie Lelong, New York.

"‘Wall Pocket’ was made with two-by-fours instead of four-by-fours. Two-by-fours are very, very slender. It has a whole different definition because you get at least twice as many chances to go into details. And there are shifts to the left, to the right, as you see when it climbs up. It’s not like a simple staircase, neither is it like the inside of most of my bowls that have a kind of smooth descension. This is more erratic, more chopped...One of my favorite parts of this piece is the structures up above that lean toward the front. They’re almost like little rolls of something that respond to one another. They have a complexity that I like. It gives you visual food that I enjoy giving."
- Ursula von Rydingsvard