"Shapes from Maine: Shapes Ornaments," detail (2005/08)

"Shapes from Maine: Shapes Ornaments," detail, 2005/08
New England rock maple, hand-cut with scrollsaw, 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 1/2 inches each, each unique
Produced in collaboration with Horace and Noella Varnum, founders of Artasia, Sedgewick, Maine
Photo by Lamay Photo
© Allan McCollum
Courtesy the artist

"So once I’ve done all this, I can take a top array, copy it, and paste it into a bottom array, and then make 144 at a time, and that instantly becomes what I call a collection of shapes. Then it becomes really tedious because I have to copy each one of these shapes and put it into another document in order to send it to the people who are making cookie cutters, or whatever."

-Allan McCollum