Untitled elephant

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Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio
1988
Wood sawhorse, wire, vacuum-cleaner hose, industrial sealing compound, paint
30 x 54 x 9 inches

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Lockett's early efforts are sometimes ravishing and often poignant, yet provisional and experimental.

Lockett's early efforts are sometimes ravishing and often poignant, yet provisional and experimental. Their experimentality derives largely from the relative directness of their dialogic response and debt to things his relative and neighbor Thornton Dial was then doing. Dial made some found-object animals. So did Lockett, as in this elephant fashioned from a vacuum-cleaner hose.