Angel Playing at the Foot of My Bed

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    Photo: Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio, 1988
Welded found metal
Collection of
Souls Grown Deep Foundation

Angel Playing at the Foot of My Bed, with a harplike musical instrument made literally from the end piece of an iron bed, depicts a low point in Lucas's life, which he remembers vividly: "After I fell off that truck, I'm laying up flat on my back, and I hurt so bad I thought I wasn't never going to be able to get up. And then it's like an angel standing there, playing the most beautiful music. And it says, 'Charlie, you got stuff to do, get up!' And I got up."