Happy Birthday Dorothy
Medium: Painted balsa wood
Dimensions: 12 7/8 × 9 3/4 × 2 in. (32.7 × 24.8 × 5.1 cm)
Credit Line: THE DOROTHY AND HERBERT VOGEL COLLECTION: FIFTY WORKS FOR FIFTY STATES, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2008
About: Richard Francisco considers his small, painted constructions, such as Happy Birthday Dorothy, as paintings. He maintains an awareness of this three dimensional nature when explaining he "would rather build a drawing than draw a building."
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