"INCLINATION" Gail Simpson, Pierwalk 02, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, painted steel 16’ h x 8x dia.


This sculpture combines a form that is light, frothy and ephemeral -- a cake --with something that is substantial, permanent and serious - architecture. The cake is a reference to the lighthearted, celebratory occasions in life, but its character is undermined by the appearance of imminent collapse. The pastel surface and shifting structure are meant to suggest anxiety coexisting with delight, a condition that we inhabit as though it were a building.