Waking Up In Buffalo

     Waking Up in Buffalo contains exactly four hundred vacuum tubes that are arranged in a rectilinear matrix of sixteen square units of twenty-five tubes each (anchored in bees wax and pigment). Symmetry and symmetry breaking abound, and the city that we are looking down upon may be seen as a dreamscape or an actual metropolitan area, or both. Given that the artist was born in Buffalo, NY, it was quite literally the first place he had the experience of waking up in. Moreover, as he is fond of pointing out, we all have to be born somewhere.

 

Waking Up In BuffaloStephen Harris