Robert Egert, Untitled, conté on paper, 19″ x 27″, 2008
Unbuilt: Rue Des Martyr, Conté on paper, 23″ x 32″, 2008
We are on the top floor of a building in the Rue des Martyrs. The martyrs are those that fought underground during the War. The apartment has not changed. The wall-mounted sinks still hang in the stairway. The brown door pulls still mounted in the exact center of the door.
Unbuilt: Cheese Conté on paper, 23″ x 32″, 2008
After weeks of serious labor the sculptor discovers that when he cuts a circular chunk out the form, it resembles Swiss Cheese. This makes him laugh. Emboldened by humor, he repeats the gesture at random. It is now 2 A.M. on Wednesday morning. Exhausted, more from the catharsis of laughter than from work, he disappears down the dark stairs and into the street.