McKinley Village Public Art, 2019
“Coffee and Oranges in a Sunny Chair” amplifies textile fabrication. As a work it aims to beckon, as if someone dragged a cozy chair outside to read or to curl up and nap in the sun. To the extent the work’s outsized scale evokes “Alice in Wonderland,” it implicates childhood, enhancing the urban village atmosphere as a haven for domestic tranquility, growth, and learning through creative play.

The title is from “Sunday Morning,” Wallace Stevens’s poetic meditation on the nature of place and what is meaningful in life.

Commissioned by Encore-McKinley Village/Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Fabrication by Roger Berry Studio and American Stripping, Sacramento CA


Coffee and Oranges in a Sunny Chair, (view 1), 2019, stainless steel, 72 x 72 x 72 in/183 x 183 x 183 cm