Richard Edelman

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3' x 2' x 1.5'

Stainless Steel

HINENI

 

2011

Richard Edelman

"Abraham..." called God.

 

And Abraham answered, "Hineni. I am here."

 

For me this is an existential acknowledgement that we, as humans, inhabit a physical and moral universe. We ARE present.

 

The foot shows the presence, the footprint of humanity. An anthropologist discovered a set of human footprints in an ancient African stream bed. At one point the walker paused and turned sideways to look at something. What did he see?