31. Inner World, Outer World

Seward Johnson

Inner World, Outer World, 2016 Ed. 2/8 bronze

52 x 72 x 52 in.


“I have often used the newspaper in my sculptures to make a kind of subtle joke - to disguise the fact the figure was not a living human - in the same way that some people use the newspaper as a wall to hide the fact that they are wanting to hide from people around them. A shield to say ‘not now – I need my time alone.’” –Seward Johnson.


The artist deliberately made this newspaper customizable to each location it is shown. How does this affect how you perceive it?


This sculpture is from Johnson's Celebrating the Familiar series. Click here to learn more about this series.