I STILL JUST WANT TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SO I CAN DO GOOD THINGS AND HELP PEOPLE) is an ongoing all-encompassing artwork…
by Jeff Dodson
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) is my only artwork.
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) began in the year 2000. It is a continuous reconfiguring of all of my stuffs that I don’t need that I have not yet figured out how to ethically get rid of. It is 55 +/- full banana boxes – each box is an artwork made of artworks that all together are one artwork – the number of boxes trends up and down as time and stuffs reconfigure. And, perhaps of some note: I dispose of one bag of trash per year.
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) can fit into a space as small as 5x5x5 feet or expand to fit any space – each box is 10x16x20 inches and averages 25 pounds. I will consider installing it, or part(s) of it, anywhere. I will expose as much of it as possible within the given time and space. I am open to living on-site during the process. I am open to collaborating. I am open to showing in conventional, alternative, and non-art spaces.
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) may be purchased for $1,000,000.
who…Jeff Dodson, artist, American, born 1960 in Hiawatha, Kansas and raised in Southern California, currently in Tucson, 5’10”, 145 lbs, white, male, ex-editorial illustrator, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, honorably discharged infantryman, uncle, son, ex-husband, brother, friend, I have a BFA and an MFA, I have babysat, carpentered, taught art, hotel night-clerked, drugstore-clerked, sold canoes & kayaks and bait & tackle, foot-messengered, ran an all-uphill-marathon, lived in 3 countries, 8 states, 20+ cities…I am trying to not be defined by any of this.