At the end of the first year of grad school at UC Davis in the summer of 2003 I changed studios, from a dark dank smallish space to a largish airy skylit space.
It was at that point that I realized I was working on an all-encompassing on-going artwork…a box was no longer only a box, a single ‘finished’ artwork was no longer just that…it all was 1 artwork made of artworks made of artworks made of artworks.
I intuitively situated all my stuff into the new space and called it an installation. I left it that way for 24 hours with the door wide open with a sign stating ‘look, but do not touch’. As far as I know no one saw it.