"Asphere" (1986-1993)

"Asphere," 1986-1993
Solid copper, 12 inches x variable diameter
Courtesy Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

"I think of 'Asphere' as a self-portrait. I don’t think I made it as a self-portrait, but when I look at it I see that it has characteristics that I identify with very strongly. One of those qualities is that it’s not a sphere, and it’s nothing else. I can relate to that. It’s not an egg or a ball. It doesn’t have a name or a word that closes it off from things. In the best way, it’s just floating out there without a clear identity."

- Roni Horn