Installation History

“One of the most unusual pieces I’ve installed was a miniature replica of a gallery in the Metropolitan Museum. I strung wire from the picture rail at the top of our ten foot walls all the way down to the floor and then hung tiny paintings from the wire about two inches off the floor. When I opened the last box of artwork, I was overwhelmed by the smell of mothballs and I discovered several taxidermied mice wrapped in tissue.

After fluffing them up a bit (some of them looking as if they had been stepped on), I followed the artists instruction and placed them on the floor in front of the paintings, waxing their little feet down so they wouldn’t scatter.”

— Elizabeth K Mauro