09.25.10 - 11.20.10
“Hershel and Clair” 2010, plaster, insulation foam, plastic bags, reflective tape, silicone, steel wire
Misplaced desires that lead people to do strange and bizarre things became the catalyst for this project. These bodies and heads are a sex orgy gone completely wrong, and what it might look like the morning after the event. Principles of gravity have no relevance in this confusion- the carnalities are airborne. Strange props, like a reflective tape football mask, adorn a metallic bust dripping with orange-coated lips. The artist originally intended to make a portrait of the football star Hershel Walker, but the resulting piece is far from the all American southern boy image she used to create it.
Someone at a Whitney opening gave me a short lecture about art. One of the things that they told me was that art comes from ~here and ~here, pointing to their crotch and their heart. I decided that is a perfect description of where my art comes from, and I would also add a pointer to my deep gut. My work is brutally honest, with a hilarious dark humor. I make sculptures that span the evolutionary trails and foundations of contemporary social and cultural identity.