"Larry Calkins (....) makes small dresses on hangers that look like antique doll clothes and have a Shaker-like elegance. In Mr.Calkins' work there's a delicacy of touch and an air of poetic fantasy.....”
Ken Johnson, New York Times, Sept 26.1997
taufschein, 1997, 57 x 29 x 6.5
clumsy john henry, 1998, 24 x 26 x 8
"Flat, child-size dresses on hangers - one sprouting big nails, another festooned with little disks bearing the image of a moth - are materially rough but poetically graceful."
Ken Johnson, New York Times, Oct 20. 2000
right: the russian wrestler in his suit of nails climbs into the ring to wrestle a bear the crowd roars and the bear sniffs the air. round one begins.
the disappearance & nail dress, 1995/6
russian bear coat
doctor, 1995, 74 x 12 x 12
white ears was never good enough 1997, 67 x 38 x 10
left: the wreckage of her father's plane was never found.
the little girl looked at the pages of her diary and the scratches on her arms for clues as it happened it was she who was lost in the wreckage dialing phone numbers until... she called mine
where are you, honey.?
eventually the girl moved on to other searches
the wreckage of his daughter's plane was never found