“Among the sculptures I find most powerful are Wind’s assemblages in stainless steel (iron with carbon and chromium), in part because the cleaned and waxed metal becomes fluid and corporeal, sometimes even flesh-like. From one of our discussions, I know that the artist considered The Cruiser (1990) to be a particularly satisfying work. A crushed tubular element, composed of welded stainless rectangles, suggests a reclining body; a great tubular leg- and-torso form flattens out, bends at the knee, and billows to some roundness, only to empty into a flat, circular head. Attached are the irregular curving arcs of bent gas lines; a cylindrical receptacle, such as those used for cafeteria utensils; a smashed, almost flattened mixing bowl; a pot lid; and a perforated, quasi-rectangular base that might once have been a shelf. The figurative reclining Cruiser is perhaps an odalisque or even a dying slave, both associations that correlate with the overriding iconography of the industrial kitchen. ”
-William R. Valerio, PhD, The Patricia Van Burgh Allison Director & Chief Executive Officer, Woodmere Art Museum
23" x 48" x 35"
February 26, 2016