"Studies in the Search for Infinity," detail (1997-1998)

"Studies in the Search for Infinity," detail, 1997-1998
Blown glass, wood, fabric, metal display, text, 20 x 144 x 8 inches
Collection of the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
Photo by Ron Amstutz
Courtesy Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

"That’s a big subject in my work- how ideas are contained in objects, and how the idea and the object can’t be disentangled. My belief is, there is no such thing as the idea or the object. There is only a kind of fusion of the two."

- Josiah McElheny