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I am seeking information on Buster Simpson's "Kohler Ceramic Project". Where was it? (maybe Houston?) When? (temporary?) and Media? This is part of a public art project.
It is a big vertical piece, all white, plain ceramic and it looks like a building against a skyline. We have a slide without all necessary info.
Nancy Siker Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Library
-- Nancy A. SIker (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 09, 2003
Buster did the project at the Kohler factory. Why don't you contact him directly?
-- Susanna DeMaria Wilson (email@example.com), September 16, 2003.
Buster's address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and his website is www.bustersimpson.net. His resume lists:
1984 Arts and Industry Program, Kohler Company, Kohler, Wisconsin
which seems to match my recollection of the timeframe. The piece, as I recall, is actually two full-height public restroom urinals, stacked atop each other, and I seem to recall that the title is "Witness Tree", alluding to the animal territorial act of "marking" various objects. I have a postcard, probably printed from the same shot used for your slide, which clearly used a lolow camera angle to create the skyline tower effect. I'll see if I can dig it up... I think it lists the installation location.
Buster's online fairly often, so drop him a line for exact details (and for other subtle alternate interpretations and motivations that he might have).
Reid. (one of his nephews...)
-- Reid Simpson (email@example.com), November 12, 2003.