Il Danteum, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, U.C. Davis, Davis, California, 1986. The central feature of the installation was a 17 x 17’ steel parterre. This steel garden was a public monument created for a structure that was never built. A perverse mixture of religion and politics and fashioned after Dante’s Divine Comedy, the building leads its pilgrims through the Inferno to Purgatory and eventually to the great Hall of the Spirit, embodied by Mussolini.