"Sam Ran Over Sand or Sand Ran Over Sam" (2004)

"Sam Ran Over Sand or Sand Ran Over Sam," 2004
Installation at Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Texas
Carpet, green waterproof sheet rock, theater lights, yellow and white electrical cords, furniture, lamps, Styrofoam, lumber, freezer, digital projector, acrylic paint, coolers and chicken wi
Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York

"'Sam Ran Over Sand or Sand Ran Over Sam.' The title? Dr. Seuss immediately comes to everybody’s mind. Dr. Seuss is very playful with sounds of words as well as their meanings- the way words sound and play with each other internally is as important as what is being told. That resonates with my work: I’m as interested in formal play and how that intersects significance as in what things mean. So I do like that reference in the title. But it’s also descriptive of something I am thinking about in my work generally- and in this work- about how things have character."

- Jessica Stockholder