Sour Grapes

Sour Grapes

Aesop's fox disparaged the grapes he was unable to reach, saying that they were sour. Sprouting from the ceiling in the business and economics reading room, this twisted and tortured wrought-iron vine, ripe with full green glass fruit, can be desired or dismissed as the potentially 'sour grapes' of economics. The sculptural installation can be reviewed as a sly comment on the early agricultural economy of the San José area, and the data-harvesting economy that has replaced i.

Location: ceiling of east corner of the Sixth Floor, near the sorting area