Doug Beube
Strike Anywhere

2007
globe, matches
10 x 10 x 2 in.
Strike Anywhere is both the brand name of the distinctive red-and-white tipped matches in this piece as well as a reference to the method of igniting a match by swiping its sulfur-covered end against any coarse surface. Of course, the act of blanketing a globe with these matches suggests the vast potential for local, global, or even cosmic conflagration by man-made or even natural causes.
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