JEANNE SILVERTHORNE, “TABLEAUX”, WAVE HILL, ART FORUM, NOVEMBER, 1981, P.86
Next we have Christopher Sproat’s stylized croquet game, all its components white and skewed. They are actually slanted. The peculiarly curved park bench, whose contours imitate the “open pages of a book” (the program again) or a picture-frame molding, has what can fairly be described as wildly mitered corners, while the hoops all resemble the sign for pi. It’s as if the geometrical obliqueness were the inevitable outcome of filtering the croquet equipment through an extremely idiosyncratic vision of the sport.