Divide and Conquer (Guenther Family Tree), 2006
cast and painted resin, wood, straws, jacks, styrene model
18 inches x 12 feet x12 feet dim. variable
Seven generations of the Guenther family tree are represented as a network of interconnected grain silos with the patriarch (Karl Hilmar Guenther) as the central grain elevator. Guenther founded the Pioneer flourmill, one of the oldest family owned companies in the United States.