Ship of Fools, 2010

Bronze, 500 × 250 × 300 cm

The process-oriented method of working on the model is reflected in the myriad tools, foam material, tracks of dogs and coins situated on the platform. All these small parts and micro-particles become components of the final bronze sculpture as a result of meticulous molding work. The reinforcing rods that penetrate the fissured figures both bear the entire weight as static elements as well as define the character of the sculpture in their rawness, and are partially cast of solid bronze. Paul McCarthy visited the Kunstgiesserei several times during the production process in order to make important decisions in cooperation with our workshop. This work will be shown in the L&M Arts Gallery in Los Angeles in the fall of 2010.