Lightening the Load

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
2004
Coat rack, pulleys, and rope
56 x 18 x 18 in.
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"How can I lighten a load and what can I use? The invention of the wheel showed us how to lift, how to take the tension off a hundred-pound man and teach him how to avoid the overload.

"How can I lighten a load and what can I use? The invention of the wheel showed us how to lift, how to take the tension off a hundred-pound man and teach him how to avoid the overload. Using the pulley and a piece of rope the man can take the load. Man had the power of the mind to levitate, but he lost that power, and had to develop the technical ability to lift things heavier than he is." —Joe Minter