Jackie Ferrara (American, b. 1929)
Stacked Pyramid, 1972
24 x 52 x 13 in. (61 x 132.1 x 33 cm)
Gift of Lannan Foundation
Jackie Ferrara’s sculptures from this period primarily focused on common, yet also ancient, arrangements of repeating units. As with this wedge-like stack of units that combine to form a staircase, she made similar stacked works resembling pyramids, ancient Mesopotamian ziggurats, and towers, echoing the earliest architectural creations of civilization.