The Thousand Dozen
|Medium||Masonry, stone, steel|
|Dimensions||182.9 x 121.9 x 182.9 cm|
Alyx Jones’ dynamic, site-specific outdoor sculpture is inspired by Jack London’s short story, The One Thousand Dozen, which follows David Rasmunsen, a businessman who makes the ambitious journey to Dawson City at the peak of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Transporting a fragile cargo of eggs with him to sell to the Northern town’s residents, the man’s corrupt motivation becomes apparent when he refuses requests for food from hungry stampeders in order to take advantage of his profitable plan in Dawson. Succumbing to their inevitable decay, the rotten eggs are sold to the locals, who upon realizing the deceitful transaction, forces “The Eggman” out of town.