This and That: Lizabeth Rossof and Joshua Goode

by Jessica Fuentes February 2, 2023

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Ancient figures with cartoon heads

A installation image of five large inflatable sculptures of warrior-like figures with heads of cartoon figures including Bart Simpson, Batman, Spiderman, Mickey Mouse, and Shrek. Artwork by Lizabeth Rossof.

Lizabeth Rossof, “5 Xi’an American Warriors,” 2019, nylon fabric, electric fans. On view in “BLOW UP II: Inflatable Contemporary Art” at the Art Museum of South Texas.


A concrete sculpture by Joshua Goode of a winged figure with the profile of the cartoon character Bart Simpson. The sculpture is placed standing in a large empty field.

Joshua Goode, “Ancient Statue of Winged Figure,” 2020, reinforced concrete, 44 x 28 x 5 inches.



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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Hannah February 11, 2023 - 19:41

Lol! Sometimes I feel defensive on behalf of the artists in this series… but it is a great intro to contemporary art! These are both fantastic.


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