Phantom Limb

Phantom Limb
Mowry Baden


137 cm x 243cm x 116cm (h)
fibered polyester
Collection University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge AB
Gimbal cast

Source: In 1967 Baden constructed Phantom Limb, two cast polyester shells, conforming exactly to the dimensions of the artist's body (shoulder to shoulder 18", top of head to collarbone 10-3/4", shoulder to elbow 26", hip to hip 14", and ear to ear 6-1/2"). The two shells form a passage through which the artist moves:
At the crown of each 'stride,' my shoulders drive up against the top of the tunnel. At the low point in the stride, my elbows drive down against the bottom of the tunnel. Significantly, there is no concomitant experience for the eyes. (Letter to Jack Burnham, 1968)

Phantom Limb is a sculpure by Victoria-based artist Mowry Baden.
Turns out, it also happens to be the title of a song by The Shins.
Coincidence? What are your thoughts?

The Shins-- Phantom Limb


dandy gum said...

who is raquel

E.K. said...

I wish more people knew the difference between De Stijl and Bauhaus like you!