This Stone Had Always Wanted To Be a Fish... Some People Are Never Satisfied

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Jimmie Durham

2003

Sculpture, 30 x 64 x 43 cm.
Materials: grey granite, acrylic

Collection: Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City (Inv. no. JD2297).

“When I paint a silly, nondescript face on stone-as-nature I want to give our mother her true face. Nature does not care. If there be gods they are not witnessed as caring. It does not follow as a moral, this next statement, but is my personal note in case you think I am cynical: It is we who must care, and develop more intellect.” [full text here]

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