Monolith 2012

David Rubman's avatar David Rubman

Monolith 2012 is my interpretation of the Monolith from Stanley Kubrick's and Arthur C. Clarke's “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Following the 1x4x9 dimensions of the original Monolith, this six-foot-tall piece is covered in over 10,000 Scrabble tiles that spell in crossword style over 1,000 names of humans (and two equines) who have made great contributions to our civilization - from Aristotle to Steve Jobs, Rembrandt to Warhol, Mozart to Jay-Z. The Monolith is anchored to the ground by a sculpted cherry-wood base. ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Generations of film lovers have debated the meaning of the Monolith. Clarke has suggested it was created by an alien race to push lesser species forward. Monolith 2012 argues that we haven't needed aliens to build our civilization. But it sure has helped to have Mom, Shakespeare, Paul McCartney, Babe Ruth and Oprah.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 1
  • Medium: Scrabble Tiles and wood
  • Width: 3
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 6