This sculpture evokes the aerodynamic metal frame of a single-seat attack aircraft. The fighter jet, a symbol of advanced military technology is here attached to an old-fashioned rope, with which it seems to “drag” military clothing behind it. Humans’ scientific prowess, which can lift fighters into the sky, is here counterbalanced with a human weight. The title of the work refers to the average cost of a single-seat attack aircraft for U.S. taxpayers.
US$111.2 million (average cost), 2017
Steel, rope, concrete, bolts and US navy military shirt
H15" W36" D12"