RANSOM ROOM

RANSOM ROOM is a continually evolving installation exploring the ramifications of cultural destruction. In this project for SculptureCenter, Glynn focuses on a moment of total loss – the melting down of a large cache of precious metal artifacts during the Spanish conquest of the Incan empire.


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  • RANSOM ROOM: (Stage I: Golden Maize and Golden Panels, after the image of a mythic palace in Cuzco), 2014
    SculptureCenter, Installation view
    17 x 22 x 10 feet
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage I: Golden Maize), 2014
    Detail view
    Red sculpture wax, gold mica powder, plaster, steel, stucco, burlap and wood
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage I: Golden Maize), 2014
    Detail view
    Red sculpture wax, gold mica powder, plaster, steel, stucco, burlap and wood
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage I: Golden Panels), 2014
    Detail view
    Red sculpture wax, gold mica powder, plaster, steel, stucco, burlap and wood
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage I: Golden Panels), 2014
    Detail view
    Red sculpture wax, gold mica powder, plaster, steel, stucco, burlap and wood
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage I: Golden Panels), 2014
    Detail view
    Red sculpture wax, gold mica powder, plaster, steel, stucco, burlap and wood
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • RANSOM ROOM:(Stage II: Accumulation), 2014
    SculptureCenter, Installation view
    17 x 22 x 10 feet
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • RANSOM ROOM:(Stage II: Accumulation), 2014
    SculptureCenter, Installation view
    17 x 22 x 10 feet
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage II: Accumulation), 2014
    Detail view
    Red sculpture wax, gold mica powder, plaster, steel, stucco, burlap and wood
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • RANSOM ROOM:(Stage III: Meltdown), 2014
    SculptureCenter, Installation view
    17 x 22 x 10 feet
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To Hernando de Soto, 2014
    14 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    28 x 812 x 412 inches installed
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To Hernando Pizarro, 2014
    25 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    40 x 812 x 412 inches installed
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) Juan de Porras, 2014
    285 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    60 x 4212 x 9 inches installed
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) Juan de Porras, 2014
    285 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    60 x 4212 x 9 inches installed
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To the Conquistadors, 2014
    295 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    60 x 34 x 712 inches installed
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To the Church, 2014
    3 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    8 x 812 x 3 inches installed
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To the Conquistadors, 2014
    295 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    60 x 34 x 712 inches installed
    Photo: Jason Mandella
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To the Thirteen Conquistadors who Crossed the Line with Pizarro, 2014
    92 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    36 x 812 x 712 inches installed
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To the Thirteen Conquistadors who Crossed the Line with Pizarro, 2014
    92 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    36 x 812 x 712 inches installed
    Photo: Brica Wilcox
  • (Stage III: Meltdown) To Francisco de Jerez, and More to the said Jerez and Pedro Sancho for Writing, 2014
    8 ingots cast from the RANSOM ROOM
    Gold mica powder and red sculpture wax
    16 x 812 x 412 inches installed
    Photo: Brica Wilcox