A Fixed Space Reserved For The Haunting
24″ × 24″ × 48″
graphite pencil on wood chair, newspaper obituary sections, ink, plaster, gauze
A Fixed Space Reserved For The Haunting stems from Shpungins’ family superstition of sitting in a chair before departing a home so the guest will surely return again. It consists of a chair with one leg broken, underneath it lays a stack of obituaries with pertinent information methodically censored, the stack wrapped akin to a cast. The sculpture is methodically hand coated in graphite pencil with seemingly endless strokes.