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Curiosity Cabinet at the End of the Millennium

Catherine Richards

BIRTH YEAR 1952
BIRTH PLACE Ottawa, Ontario
MEDIUM Copper and wood
DATE 1995
ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.07.03
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of the artist, 2004
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
An installation of a large copper cabinet (furniture), which viewers can enter. The cabinet is covered is copper mesh and is elevated on wooden legs. The front of the cabinet is opened with two doors that swing outward. Two stairs lead up into the cabinet's opening, while one end of a thick copper wire extends from the back of the piece. The wire coils on the floor and is looped around a bar affixed to a nearby wall.

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