The Collection-Art Cleaning Cart


Art Cleaning Cart with Art Cleaning Tools is a larger than life, painted wood sculpture. Inspired by the artist’s experience working on the gallery maintenance team at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it is based the utility cart used to maintain the artwork in the museum. Art Cleaning Cart is loaded with sculptures of cleaning tools fashioned from hand built porcelain and stoneware, as well as maps of the galleries and sketches of art in the museum. Installed among the paintings of The Collection, it is a vehicle to identify with the viewpoint of the artist. Read the Brochure for The Collection with an essay by Lynn Smith designed by Mark Havens, both of whom are former gallery maintenance team members.

Art Cleaning Cart, 2004-2006, painted MDF with ready-made wheels, 51 by 45 by 27 inches

Art Cleaning Tools, 2004-2006; Spray Bottle, Puffer, Mops- wheel thrown and hand built porcelain, Brush-hand built porcelain and wool, Carrier- hand built stoneware, Ladder-wire, foam, and tape, Mop Handle-ready-made and altered with vellum, marker on found museum maps, watercolor on paper, oil on canvas

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Installation View, painted MDF, metal, resin, 42 by 27 by 42 inches
Porcelain, wool, found maps, oil on canvas- Puffer is 10 inches long, 5 inches wide
Painted MDF, porcelain, stoneware, wool, foam, tape, wood, wire, 42 by 27 by 42 inches
Porcelain, wood, metal- Mop is 14 by 10 by 2 inches
Art Cleaning Cart with Mops-2006