Permanent CollectionSculpture

Annetta Kapon

Your Balance

wood, hardware

144 in. x 13 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in.

Annetta Kapon (born in Athens, Greece) is an artist based in Los Angeles, California since 1982. Kapon’s work revolves around sculpture, installation, and video. She is currently a Professor and Assistant Chair in Graduate Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design, where she teaches both studio and theory seminars. Kapon works with commonplace materials and objects available at little cost at hardware, dry goods, lumber and similar emporiums.


Your Balance is a stupture work made out of wood and hardware. The piece consists of a  ladder that obliquely suggests the wisdom of avoiding conventional success. The piece is position against the wall, replicating the way someone would place a ladder in order to climb to the top. A light is cast directly at the piece so it created a shadow of the ladder on the wall.


 The pine wood colored sculpture in the shape of a ladder contains forty four steps. It is placed against the wall going upward. Each step has a black-red-black stripe in the middle. On each side of the ladder there is a circle joint made out of metal  for each step.