Tom Dean

Excerpts from a Description of the Universe III

1987
With the totalizing and scientific ambition of an encyclopedia, this work, part of a larger series, attempts to describe the wondrous variety of the natural world. Here, description extends into imagination and the abstractions of art, resisting explanation.
Artist
Title
Excerpts from a Description of the Universe III
Date
1987
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
wood, steel, cast iron, felt, porcelain
Dimensions
installation space: 4 x 7.5 x .87 m approx.; tables: 77 x 193 x 87 cm each
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1997
Accession number
38545