Wood ceiling beam, wood dowel, wood block, metal wheels, assembled and painted
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1984.39
National Museum of American Art, 1990, 1992.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2006.
(On back, above base in acrylic:) 1984 unsigned
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The main component is a roughly cut 6 x 12 in. wooden beam which is cracked, weathered, gouged, stained and is set vertically into a wooden base. The base has "shoulders" slopping down to the floor and obscure remnants of stencilled lettering on the front and back. In the beam are three rectangular cuts, lined up vertically to the left of center and spaced evenly apart. Part of each cut goes all the way through the beam, creating vertical rectangular windows.