This sound sculpture was commissioned by a Prescott, Arizona, patron.
“Nepenthe” refers to a drug described in Homer’s “Odyssey” that banishes grief or trouble from a person’s mind ….
The sound sculpture is shown here before receiving its finish.
Click on the thumbnail to see the numbers stamped on the recycled gas cylinder being used as the bell – this one hails from 1935.
Private collection, Prescott, Arizona. Oxidized steel, 75″ x 34″ x 9″, 2021