Wednesday, June 15, 2011
This piece is about anxiety. The fluorescent strip light dangles from the ceiling by it's own cable and blinks on and off erratically. It will never turn on properly as it is broken. It points to the ceiling like an erection but all things must come to an end and the bowl of water beneath it only adds to this tension. The plinth it rests on is the feminine aspect of the sculpture, albeit sarcastic, as the female throughout art history tends to be depicted as passive, reclining, horizontal.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We were given a two day project to create "pocket sculptures". I decided to create a handy, portable suicide device and the bum bag seemed like the perfect option! This model comes with a built in 'change of mind clause', an air hole that can be opened by loosening the toggle in front of the nose (as seen above) Best of luck!
Thursday, May 5, 2011
We were given a one day project to make a sculptural piece for the body. The key words were: Protection, concealment, invasion, armour, attachment... I decided to make a wedding dress out of ladies incontinence pants (large but discreet variety!) I love how a woman's wedding day is supposed to be one of the proudest days of her life but I'm guessing the day a woman pisses herself for the first time must be the most shameful! At least she'll be alright if it rains!
I glued my boob blanket to the wall and was challenged to make my light bulb boobs light up! I accepted the challenge and got those babies wired up! I also decided to add a male aspect to the sculpture (hint) he's the rusty old piece of copper with the broken light bulb that leans against the wall (Feminist?)