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Medium: Aluminum, fire house coupler, wood, LED projection system, cooling fan.

Dimensions: 30" x 24" x 13"

"After a rich and full life, my mother passed away last year at the age of 83. While reflecting on her accomplishments and talents, I was struck by her skill as a painter. She painted dozens of canvases of her children, works by other painters such as Renoir and Monet, and many paintings of her small home in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas.

Along the road in our neighborhood, I found a three-pound, metal coupler that, at one time, was connected to the end of a fire hose. I carried it home, set in on my desk and stared at for two months. One day, while thinking about my mom, I had an idea.

The fire hose coupler could be the screw top for a large paint tube. And the body of the tube would hide a small projector that projects her paintings onto the ceiling.

Like the seven notes of a musical scale, combining a small number of pigments can create an infinite number of masterpieces."

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© Mark Randall Pitzer