Jonathan Borofsky

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All is One
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, Oregon, 1979


"I was invited to make an installation at the PCVA in 1979. It was a very large loft space on the top floor of a building. I had 12 days to produce the work. Very few people were around during that 12 day period - I had the entire space to myself. The day before the opening for the exhibition, I hired a person who was living on the street that I had become friendly with over that 12 day period to come upstairs and be my model for these photos.

Aside from the many wall drawings and paintings, I brought with me from Los Angeles painted cardboard cutouts of a red ruby (my symbol for the spiritual heart) and the planet Saturn, as well as a painted banner to hang outside the building (Art is for the Spirit). The black silhouetted flying figure was created in the space once I saw this large open skylight."
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