This limited edition bronze skull on a hand finished laser cut maple plinth was created in partnership with The Compound Gallery & Studios in Oakland, CA. The original edition of 13 is sold out .
The Sisyphus Office Project, Houston, Texas, 2009.
"What I do at work when I'm supposed to be working" is the title of an installation created by artist David Fullarton as his contribution to an installation project called Sisyphus Officethat took place in Houston, Texas. The artists involved in the project collaborated with businesses and offices in and around Houston throughout 2009. Organized and curated by Jonn Herschend of The Thing Quarterly, the project's stated aim was to "highlight art as an integral and necessary distraction in our day to day life,... to examine the artifice that keeps us clinging to reality and distracted from the void. Sisyphus Office is about punching the clock, and then punching it againbut harder the second time. Its about transcending the mundane through the beauty and absurdity of distraction. Its about recognizing the comedy in the tragedy of the day to day and then waking up again to do the same thing all over again the next morning."
Fullarton's exhibit was an installed in the offices of Houston radio station 90.1 KPFT. It consisted of a number of small, abject, text based works that were made entirely from office supplies. These were then pinned up randomly around the office workspace, appearing without warning amongst the notices, flyers and memos that were already existing in that environment as if surreptitiously placed there by a disgruntled and slightly deranged employee. The installation was later moved to Houston's Contemporary Arts Museum where it was installed in the admin offices in order to remain true to the original concept of having the art live in a working office environment.
You can purchase a book containing all the works in the installation here.
Art In A Box
ART IN A BOX was an art subscription organized by The Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA. It featured work by local Bay Area artists. Established in early 2009, Art in a Box was the first art subscription service to use the term “Box” in its name.
Subscribers received a new work of fine art by a different artist in each box, and they chose how often to receive their boxes (every month, every other month, quarterly, etc.) Featured artists worked in a variety of mediums (ceramic, printmaking, painting, collage, digital prints, etc.) and most lived and worked in Oakland or San Francisco.
Below are some examples of the pieces that I have contributed to AIAB. I was as a contributing artist from 2012 until the subscription service ended in 2019.