Al McWilliams

I/Me (A)

1989
Al McWilliams brings together photographs of his parents as a young couple and the words "I/Me" inscribed in braille on sheets of lead, a metal that is particularly dense and impenetrable. He suggests both the rootedness of our identity in family and the frustrating blindness of our search for that identity.
Title
I/Me (A)
Date
1989
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
b/w photographs under sandblasted glass, silver leaf on lead on aluminum
Dimensions
200.5 x 253.6 x 10.6 cm overall; panel: 200.5 x 121.1 x 10.6 cm each
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1994
Accession number
37539.1-2