May I have the piano delivered to you?

What was originally intended to be a 4.5 month residency became nine months on public display while processing a deconstructed piano.

In 2013, Maureen Booth had a request. She would donate and deliver her late husband’s heirloom piano in exchange for a small sculpture made from its parts. When the piano arrived it was too stunning to immediately disassemble, so I planned a three-week durational performance, during which the piano was publicly deconstructed at the American University Museum. The project moved to Artisphere, where two works were created from pieces of the piano and returned to the family. | images above: courtesy of Artisphere | left and below: courtesy of the artist