I'm curious of the significance of this. Why is it called the "Number 153"?
All of the Leonardo Drew's works are titled "Number xyz," so that title is merely a convention of his works and his process and not necessarily a series.
What can you tell me about this?
The artist, Leonardo Drew, creates abstract works out of what appears to be found found materials, trash and detritus. In reality his works are made out of almost entirely new things. Things like wood, rusted iron, cotton, paper, mud—that he intentionally subjects to processes of weathering, burning, oxidization, and decay. The work draws on Drew's childhood memories and surroundings—from the housing project where he lived to the adjacent landfill.
What is this made of? Was it carved or assembled?
That's a popular question today! It was assembled. The artist, Leonardo Drew, works primarily with new materials that he transforms to look as though they were found. His work is meant to draw from memories of his childhood surroundings—from the housing project where he lived to the adjacent landfill.