An American Dream

Augustine Boyce Cummings's avatar Augustine Boyce Cummings Vote Code: 67838

I worked with Site:lab to create a large scale site specific drawing and sculpture installation in a former private high school located at 415 Franklin. With the addition of locally sourced objects most of the materials utilized in this work come from the former high school site in which it is contained. The work utilizes familiar school supplies such as #2 pencils, ballpoint pens, sharpie markers, chalk, gold star stickers to create a large wall drawing. Several vertical red lines interrupt the Blue lines running horizontally, these lines are intended to make the installation appear as a notebook filled with stream of consciousness drawing and doodling. We all share the common experience of daydreaming in class and doodling in our notebooks; this piece expands on this simple practice to discuss bigger narratives that we face not only within our schools but also as a society at large. This is an installation of drawing, found and repurposed items and sculpture.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 50ft
  • Medium: mixed media
  • Width: 100ft
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 12ft