Sometimes I play with bringing the body into the work more directly than relating to a sensual object like a stone carving. This piece’s interior is a smooth gloss black finish with a mirror at the bottom. When you look down through the glass pedestal top, you see yourself in the mirror alongside the reflection of the underside of the clay piece. It is awkward to look down there, and it is awkward to try to see the entire shape of the clay. The lamp is in the way and brightly lighted. It requires you to walk around and see the object in parts – you can never see the whole. The viewer’s body must be involved with the full examination.
|Dimensions:||11″ x 11″ x 4′|
|Materials:||Wood, hinges, glass, clay, makeup, lamp, mirror|
|Last Shown||1991 “Animal/ Vegetable/ Mineral”|
N.A.M.E. gallery, Chicago