Mel Chin, 2015
POLYPHASIC NAPPING STATION (aka B-47 Bucky Bed)
20 x 16 inches
giclee print on archival paper
edition of 25
"In 1947 Buckminister Fuller created the geodesic dome. In stark contrast, the US military introduced the Boeing B-47 Stratojet, long-range bomber. Its primary use was to drop hydrogen bombs on the Soviet Union.
Bucky said, “Call me Trim Tab.” To honor Fuller, this blueprint is a plan to recycle and reuse the tail section of this obsolete weapon of war and product of fear. By hacking out a twin bed size section from the rudder, preserving the trimtab as an adjustable head rest, it is ready for another Bucky predilection, polyphasic sleep."