Unbuilt: Swiss Cheese

Robert Egert, Unbuilt: Cheese Conté on paper, 23" x 32", 2008

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.