Mixed Media > Strike Anywhere

altered, alter, altered text, mapping, unique, one of a kind, cut paper, political art, sculpture, globe, power tools
globe, matches
10 x 10 x 2 in.
2007
altered, alter, altered text, mapping, unique, one of a kind, cut paper, political art, sculpture, globe, power tools
globe, matches
10 x 10 x 2 in.
2007

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.