"Modes of Transport 1770-1910" (1992-1993)

"Modes of Transport 1770-1910," 1992-1993
Various media, dimensions variable
Installation view: "Mining the Museum," The Contemporary and Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), Baltimore, MD,
Courtesy The Pace Gallery, New York

"My work is strongly visual. I’m not a conceptual artist who is only interested in the idea. It’s really rooted in the visual. That’s where I get excited. But I have a great need for structure in a conceptual thread- perhaps throughout the works in a project- almost like a matrix more than a structure. Things build on one another in an installation. There’s a basic matrix that they fit within and it’s not something I draw up. It’s a schema- another word might be ‘theme'."

- Fred Wilson