"Shapes from Maine: Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters," detail (2005/08)

"Shapes from Maine: Shapes Copper Cookie Cutters," detail, 2005/08
Polished copper, 5 1/2 x 3 2/3 x 1 inches each, each unique, formed in copper by hand
Produced in collaboration with Holly and Larry Little, founders of Aunt Holly’s Copper Cookie Cutters, Trescott, Maine
Photo by Lamay Photo
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"It looks like I do them one at a time. But that’s an exaggeration because I have documents that contain 144 shape parts—144 tops in a specific order according to a specific sequence of a specific protocol—and then, in another document, I have 144 bottoms. These arrays are numbered."

-Allan McCollum