I STILL JUST WANT TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SO I CAN DO GOOD THINGS AND HELP PEOPLE) is an artwork…
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) is an on-going (since 2000), all-encompassing, 3-dimensional, artwork consisting of 55 +/- banana boxes; each is an artwork made of artworks that all together make one artwork.
It is all of my 3-dimensional stuff that I don’t need that I have not yet figured out how to ethically get rid of.
I dispose of approximately one regular-sized paper bag’s worth of trash per year (since 2000).
ISJWTBAM(SICDGTAHP) can be installed into a space as small as 5x5x5 feet or expand to fit any space. Each box is 10″x16″x20″ and averages about 25 pounds. I will re-install it anywhere if all expenses are paid by someone else (I will be as economically frugal and ecologically sensitive as possible). 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) can be purchased for $1,000,000.
who…Jeff Dodson, artist, born 1960 in Hiawatha, Kansas, 5’ 10”, 147 lbs., un-employed (by choice), white, male, American, failed commercial artist, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, honorably discharged infantryman, uncle, son, ex-husband, 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.