"Nit Picking Trumpets of Iced Blue Vagaries" (1998)

"Nit Picking Trumpets of Iced Blue Vagaries," 1998
Installation at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nantes/La Salle Blanche, Nantes, France
Panels from a refrigerator room, 34 stacks of blue plastic buckets, lumber, cable, hardware, rope, enamel, oil and acrylic paint, carpet, basket, yarn, part of a swing se
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

"How the pieces begin is a hard thing to talk about. I like these pieces of plastic; I like the color of the plastic; I like that they’re inexpensive but gorgeous. And why are they so inexpensive and gorgeous compared to diamonds, which are so expensive and probably no more beautiful than these plastic things? I think these plastic things are stunningly beautiful. And then they’re so inexpensive."

- Jessica Stockholder