Carlos Dorrien

Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

8 x 10 x 55 feet
granite
Museum Purchase and Gift of the artist, 2000.43


Born 1948, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Lives in Wellesley, MA; works in Randolf Center, VT

In Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, a large-scale sculptural installation designed expressly for the promontory overlooking Flint's Pond, the artist brings together three of his major artistic themes: the door, the flying carpet, and a granite floor. For Dorrien, doors and flying carpets are symbolic vehicles for accessing the creative imagination. About the importance of the floor in his work, he has said: "The carved slab opens up the spatial life of the object and its surrounding space. Also, the slabs can inspire in the objects on top of them a sense of ceremonial mystery."