Allan McCollum: In Charge of His Own Destiny
All 1 3/4 x 4 x 4 in. (4.4 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Signature: All signed, dated and numbered VM564.7.00, VM396.5.00, VM816.10.00, and VM732.9.00 in black marker on the underside (from the unlimited edition)
Publisher: I.C. Editions, Inc., New York
In his sculptures, drawings, and photographs, Allan McCollum applies the strategies of typologies and mass production to handmade objects, creating vast installations of small-scale works. In his 2006 Shapes Project, he designed a system to produce and keep track of unique graphic emblems for every person on earth. Shapes of Maine (2005-2008), an extension of the Shapes Project, is a pictorial history of the state via its craftspeople, comprising over 2,220 unique items in four categories, including wood ornaments and copper cookie cutters.
American, b. 1944, Los Angeles, California