No. 96. The Weasel Monument. Six months ago, he received a commission to design a monument to the political process in America. Initially, he had no wish to be either satirical or (therefore) disrespectful, but as the sculpture progressed--he had decided to make a huge ceramic--all his restlessness and anxiety about the upcoming US presidential election came to the fore and he ended by making (it was as if the thing had a life of its own) a gigantic weasel. He felt sure his work would be rejected--and it was.

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