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Joshua R. Marks (b.1970), Executive Hopscotch, 1998-99; maple, walnut, brass and velvet, 36 x 60 x 144 inches; Gift of Margaret C. and Charles E. Balbach, 2001

Joshua R. Marks (b.1970), Executive Hopscotch, 1998-99; maple, walnut, brass and velvet, 36 x 60 x 144 inches; Gift of Margaret C. and Charles E. Balbach, 2001

Joshua Marks’ humorous work, Executive Hopscotch, (1998-99) spoofs the contradiction between memories of lost childhood and corporate acquisitiveness.  While beautiful, this hand-crafted, highly polished, expensive commodity sadly cannot recapture the innocent joy of a simple child’s game temporarily drawn in chalk on a sidewalk.