Enclosure XVIII

Visiting King Tutankhamun’s tomb and seeing some of the intricate, beautiful objects left there for his use in the underworld was an impressive experience; but, it was the small personal note pinned on his mummy that became the inspiration for Enclosure XVIII, a tomb for contemporary man.

Stepping into the trapezoidal enclosure, the viewer feels suspended in space as blue light from neon tubes reflects in the smoky Plexiglas–from under the floor, across the ceiling, and up the sides. Inside, small objects left by viewers and myself lie in a gilded rib cage that rests on a bier covered by fertile soil. Children left drawings, a woman whose father was in the hospital left a poignant note, and others left flowers and much more. This modern tomb holds the feelings of many.