Cushion Burls

John Powers


damask upholstery, vinyl
approximately 12 x 7 x 12 inches
Provenance: gift from the artist
Acquired: 2014


The work is an assortment of the artist’s "Cushion Burls”, which were part of a group show called “Domestic Objects” at Bridge gallery. Some of the work would originally have rested on a small Ikea rug which imitated a handmade turkish carpet.

Note: The dimensions are in fact variable, depending upon the installation at any given time of the three parts which make up the piece.

The artist has written, about some of his sculpture: “The minimalists made a fetish of non-pedestal ‘objects’ that rested directly on the floor or ‘reliefs’ mounted to the wall. Robert Morris asked ‘Why not put the work outside and further change the terms?’ – Recently I’ve been wondering how the terms would change if non-pedestal work was transplanted from the gallery to the domestic spaces of our homes.”