‘Contains Real Hard Won Insights’ is an 8-foot high, painted steel, freestanding text labyrinth
that can be set within any type of environment. The structure as a labyrinth was inspired by the concept
of the intersection of architecture, sculpture and painting, though its open construction suggests a more
nuanced experience of both the work itself and the environment around it. Moving through a labyrinth implies
a linear experience—a narrative that leads to the center. With ‘Insights,’ however, a person can walk the
linear path while simultaneously experiencing the surrounding environment being reframed before their eyes.
‘Contains Real Hard Won Insights’ is a self-enacting text that gives the viewer an opportunity to move from
one point of a narrative to another, and meditate on the entwinement of beginnings, ends, and anticipation.
© Bruce Pearson & Victoria Meyers, New York, 2013