Crude Tanker, $100: "I usually stare at the tankers for a while when I’m at the beach as they're sort of beautiful in a perverse way. They're these insanely huge hulking masses of steel that sit really high in the water, and they're impressive if you remove yourself from the fact that they're here for trade. I also collect driftwood sometimes because its free and unique wood. I liked the idea of making a folk art–type object inspired by an abnormal folk art subject. I created several of these for an art show and presented them on a table covered with a blue tarp and the tankers sitting the way they are normally sitting when anchored in the harbor. I was trying to sell them and remember someone told me it reminded them of the David Hammons snowball piece ‘Bliz-aard Ball Sale’ which I thought was nice."
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Crude Tanker, $100: "I usually stare at the tankers for a while when I’m at the beach as they're sort of beautiful in a perverse way. They're these insanely huge hulking masses of steel that sit really high in the water, and they're impressive if you remove yourself from the fact that they're here for trade. I also collect driftwood sometimes because its free and unique wood. I liked the idea of making a folk art–type object inspired by an abnormal folk art subject. I created several of these for an art show and presented them on a table covered with a blue tarp and the tankers sitting the way they are normally sitting when anchored in the harbor. I was trying to sell them and remember someone told me it reminded them of the David Hammons snowball piece ‘Bliz-aard Ball Sale’ which I thought was nice."