The folks at Angel's Fruit Market were happy to loan me one stand.
a late night evening stroll in Bushwick I spotted an old shop-fan stand with a tire on top of it instead of a fan. This "tire
stand" served as a visual non-verbal sign post for a tire repair shop. I fell in love with it! With the help
of a couple of spanish translators (friends and a helpful Argentinian artist named Lia who offered her services via twitter)
I convinced the guys at the tire shop to rent me their tire sign for $75.00.
Then, on a hot day
in July, I rented a van and collected the iron and tire stand from Bushwick and delivered them to Westfield Sheet Metal, a
metal fabricator located in Kenilworth, New Jersey. They've been proudly making metal for eighty-seven years. With their
expertise, we decided to remake the iron angle stand, copying the one borrowed from the market, adding a bottom to the original
design and painting the new stands in high-gloss black and white, therefore readying them for their window display (Incident
Report) viewing station.
I also decide to clean-up and paint the tire stand in high-gloss
red. The tire stand will be returned to the tire repair shop. I am assuming they will like it red.
There are five total sculptures; a newly painted red shop-fan stand (minus the fan) with the originally-painted
yellow tire on top of it and 4 new rectangular, fish-tank like, iron angle stands, two that are white and two that are black.
The pictures below correspond to the order of events and include some installation shots.