Chess Game, Exploded View, 2004
board: wood, yarn, carpet
pieces: wooden symbols on stones
24 x 24 x 54"
A visual documentation, move by move, of a game of chess that I played. The game starts at the bottom. Each square on the board is represented by a dowel, and each chess piece by black or white yarn winding around the dowel it occupies. As the game progresses upwards, yarn jumps from dowel to dowel as the pieces did in the game. Checkmate is at the top. The top of the sculpture is a playable chessboard.