Responding to the history of ceramics and its association with function, I cast every part of a wheelchair in clay and put it back together, nuts, bolts and all. It completely functioned, but could not bear any weight.

False Burden, 2001 
37"H x 24" x 39", low-fire clay

False Burden, 2001 (detail)  

False Burden, 2001 (detail)  

False Burden, 2001 (detail)