Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ladders as Art Installations

Martin Puryear's Ladder for Booker T.Washington, 1996

So the question arises, am I "appropriating" an art form or is there such a thing as simultaneous creation? What folklorists call single synchronic or diachronic creation. Diffusion from


As visual evidence shows that ladders are a ubiquitous and  tantilizing theme among many artists in many cultures. 

Michael Stearns, Sky Ladders

Charlie Bauers

Camilla Gross, Brazil

Fred Howard, Fireman's Resolution


Vladimir Kush

Ilan Averbuch

Leanne angled ladders, personal photo, 2009

Elisa Giovannoni Scalatta (Ladders), 2014

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