SHEILA KLEIN
PALM EAR
City of West Hollywood, California & Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Washington
Concept 1983, realized 2002
Aluminum
Earrings 57" x 21" X 3" each
Using nature as a pedestal for sculpture, a dressed up palm tree becomes a figure. The tree wears a collar that holds two classic teardrop earrings formed out of aluminum sheet. A concept I came up with in the early 80’s as a photo montage and had the chance to realize to this extent in this temporary project “Hedges and Edges”, 20 years later.

The project was originally on a palm in West Hollywood before moving to a darker forest in the Pacific Northwest.
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