200 Year Present is a sculpture comprised of 18 suspended segments handmade from discarded and pulped bedsheets and t-shirts. The title is borrowed from Elise Boulding, peace researcher and activist, who advocated for considering one hundred years into the past and one hundred years into the future when making current political, environmental and economic decisions. The sculpture is conceived as a model and a wish for humble leaders with long term perspective who are sensitive and responsive to the movement of people around them.

200 Year Present
Eighteen suspended layers of handmade paper made from pulped white bedsheets and various color t-shirts, with white bedsheet inclusions
No pigments or dyes added.
96 x 48 x 144 in

Click here for video documentation of 200 Year Present installed at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.

Click here for video interview created by the Contemporary Jewish Museum during the making of 200 Year Present.

Commissioned for installation at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. Photo by JKA Photography. Made possible with time and support from the Salina Art Center, Salina, KS.