13 in x 13 in x 13 in
Silk velvet, dye, pigment, used up drumsticks, earring hooks, wood
A funky drummer. A set of broken drumsticks shows evidence of wear and is retired to a trophy in a wood base, draped in velvet that has been burned out, dyed, and painted. and held up by earring hooks.
Kemet Camp, Sag Harbor
50 in x 25 in
Silk velvet, dye, pigment, metal plate, tacks, seashells from Sag Harbor in mini ziploc bags
Egyptian religion camp. Two layers of silk velvet are burned out with a pattern, dyed, painted, and are hung on the wall with upholstery tacks. In between the two layers are seashells and a reflective metal plate which is hung at viewer’s approximate face height. Burn marks and layers of color are apparent on the iridescent velvet surface.
Fine, go ahead
90 in x 48 in x 48 in
Silk velvet, dye, pigment, plastic back scratchers, wood
A dysfunctional but well-kept home. An orange-gold silk velvet panel hung vertically from the wall falls onto a parquet wood floor, resting on the floor with its plastic backscratcher base. White solid velvet is burned out in a tribal tattoo pattern which, when repeated, creates a strange floral. Some large holes are burned through. The velvet is dyed, then painted. Backscratchers can represent self-sufficiency in a humorous breakdown of the “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” idiom, or a quirky gestural reference to the human body. The parquet flooring grounds this sculpture in reference to a domestic space.
Get paid off of all of that
6 glass "love rose" crack pipes, Detroit postcard, silk velvet, Macy's Mall at Short Hills cosmetics and jewelry blueprint
Two silk panels are devoured by patterns made from mall floor plan blueprints. One is dyed pink; one is dyed purple. The purple panel is laid on the floor, while the pink panel is stabbed with crack pipes which attach it to the wall. A purple hazed Detroit postcard hangs next to the pink wall hanging.
A version of this was shown in "Shrink It Pink It" at Cathouse Funeral in Brooklyn, 2014.