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Artist:  Jennifer Steinkamp
Left Auricle
10 feet high by 5 feet wide
Image Credit:
John Houck, courtesy ACME., Los Angeles, greengrassi, London, and Lehmann Maupin, New York.

Description: In 2008, the Getty Museum commissioned me to create a site-specific work for its building designed by Richard Meier. The work titled, Oculus Sinister, transformed an oculus architectural detail. Translated from the Latin meaning eye; this architectural detail refers to an eye of god. This work makes reference to the Getty Villa on the coast of California and the Villa of the Papyri that was destroyed by Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. By utilizing pyroclastic imagery stretched over time and space to represent God's body I have expanded this notion to include another body part, the Left Auricle or ear set in architectural space.
Part of the collection:
Dallas Price and Bob Van Breda