Pratt Desk 2012
As in Bunraku Puppet Theater where the puppeteer is in full view of the audience, the puppets, the action and the fiction take center stage. The black-outfitted puppeteer seems to disappear. With Pratt Desk, I created a complex network of overhead gravity defying scaffolding to make a simple red plane float. Poetry arises in the space between floating and gravity. Sitting in the chair the occupant becomes a caryatid helping to counterbalance and hold up while being protected beneath the aluminum branching trellis.