This is in my opinion one of the most beautiful, evocative sculptures in the world. By Paige Bradley this piece was famously photographed in New York.
“From the moment we are born, the world tends to have a box already built for us to fit inside. Our umbilical cord never seems to be severed; we only find new needs to fill. If we disconnected and severed our attachments, would we shatter our confinements and expand beyond our shell? Would the world look different? Would we recognize ourselves? Are we the box that we are inside, and to be authentically ‘un-contained’ would we still be able to exist? This is the irony of containment. As long as we don’t push on the walls of our surroundings, we may never know how strong we really are.”PAIGE BRADLEY
‘Expansion’ was sold to a private collector, so I may never have the chance to see the real thing. I hope one day it will be returned to a public area where the world can enjoy it.