"I need a song that will keep sky open in my mind." Joy Harjo

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"I need a song that will keep sky open in my mind" is a worn work boot twice the size of real life. It is made of rusted steel and mounted on a stand. The title is a quote, a line from Joy Harjo's poem "Fall Song". This piece is about the weariness that ensues when there is a gap between what we do to earn a living and the direction of the heart. Persistence and patience are valuable for growth, but a little "open sky" is also necessary. I've worn out many work boots.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 18 inches
  • Medium: Steel
  • Width: 18 inches
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 60 inches