Rebus & Riddle

© Estate of Terry Fox. Photo: Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

Rebus # 1

1989

wall object, with text
wooden cane with metal bell, text
91 x 16 x 7 cm
91 x 50 x 15,5 cm

text:
»SACRIFICABO MACRUM NON DABO PINGUE SACRUM / SACRUM PINGUE DABO NON MACRUM SACRIFICABO«

text source:
C.C. [Charles Carroll] Bombaugh, Oddities and Curiosities of Words and Literature.

Ed. Martin Gardner, New York, London 1961

 

© Estate of Terry Fox. Photo: Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

Rebus # 2

1989

wall object, with text
Rebus-Objekt Rebus object
salad plate, ink on paper, metal, paint, wire
4 cm (height), 22,5 / 23 cm (diameter)

Text: »4 TUNE«

 

no image available
(presumed location: Lisson Gallery, London)

Rebus # 3

1989

object
bamboo pole, saw
166 x 50 x 4 cm

© Estate of Terry Fox. Photo: Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

Rebus # 4

1989

floor object
iron spring, thyme
40 x 15 x 15 cm

 

 

© Estate of Terry Fox. Photo: Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

Rebus # 5

1990

floor object, with text
iron ring, wooden board, paint
112 x 15,5 x 8,5 cm

No image available (current whereabouts unknown)

Rebus # 6

1990

object
glass, metal pie tin, pie, paper, ink
3 x 34 x 34 cm

location: unknown

»S Pie Glass« (»Spy Glass«) [?]

© Estate of Terry Fox. Photo: Museum Fridericianum, Kassel

Rebus # 7

1992

floor object
bone (38 x 15 cm), wooden stake (62 x 9 cm), iron rod (128 cm)

o.T. (Akustischer Raum)

1998

installation, with text and sound
table, bowl, hazel nuts, nutcracker, four paper strips with text
four paper strips with text (21,5 x 18,5 x 5,5 cm)

text/riddle:
»a headless man had a letter to write, it was read by one who lost his sight, the dumb repeated it word for word, and he was deaf who listened and heard«,

text source:
C.C. [Charles Carroll] Bombaugh, Oddities and Curiosities of Words and Literature.

Ed. Martin Gardner, New York, London 1961

 

© Estate of Terry Fox. Photo: Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken
© Estate of Terry Fox

Riddle Drawings

2000

text drawings, series (1-9)
stamp print on paper
ink, pencil