Nancy Rubins

nautical vessels, stainless steel, stainless steel wire
Museum purchase, International and Contemporary Collectors Funds
nautical vessels, stainless steel, wire
304 x 637 x 288 in. (772.2 x 1618 x 731.5 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase , International and Contemporary Collectors Funds.© Nancy Rubins. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery. Photograph by Erich Koyama.

This piece, Pleasure Point by Nancy Rubins, was  created using real nautical vessels, steel, and wire. The balancing act of this piece might make the viewer feel a bit tense, not unlike the tension of the wires keeping the large creation afloat. There is no internal structure supporting this installation—it is entirely comprised of boats and wires, perfectly placed to keep the installation secure about the viewer’s head