Wallpaper In 1986–87, Rosenfeld, possibly to find some relief from the rigors of his wire pieces and/or also because he was always looking for the “next thing,” “something new,” Rosenfeld scooped up several reams of wallpaper, which had been discarded on the streets of his neighborhood. The series, in shades of oil pastels on paper, is partly personal—including such titles as The Artist as a Trigger-happy Cowboy, What Am I Who Am I? and I Vant to be Alone, and some took on a religious tone, as in God-man, John, Jerome and Mary. A few of these works also call to mind the wild west, and Mexico, as in American Cowboy, American Cowgirl, and Sueňo de Tlacotalpan. And, inspired by a book on African Culture (Dahomy) called Flash Spirit, these works included his “Gu” series, “Gu” coming from the word Gubasa (Dahomian blade). The cutting edge interested him: that which exists in the blade of a razor represented a moment in time and the force of it, in his view. Among these works are Girl Gu and Boy Gu and Red Gu with a Purple Plume.