"The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pendants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain."
“The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother,”. Heather Hart has installed a pitched rooftop with dormer windows in the Brooklyn Museum’s fifth floor rotunda and encourages visitors to interact with it, climb to the roof’s peak and have a seat. Built on-site, “The Eastern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother,” references Dutch-American architecture and symbolizes home, stability and shelter—basic tenets of the American dream which for some remains elusive. On view from April 13 to June 24, 2012. via
Gallina (Hen), 2003. Sculpture in bronze, 16 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 14 in.
Gallo, (Rooster), 2003. Sculpture in bronze, 13 x 8 x 14 1/4 in.