Thursday, November 02, 2006
Celebrating the day of the dead. I installed an assemblage titled Calavera( 1st Movement) at the Metrognome Collective in Fort Worth on Wednesday, November 1st. This is the first attempt to respond in a public space to the concept of death and life. The assemblage is derived from polaroid grid film images, dead thistle plants, acryllic paint, floating plexi-glass suspended by wire, and black glossy backdrop paper from the dumpster at The Gap.
the female form suggests birth/rebirth, and the thistles the prickly realities of death. I also suspended ghost-like images of the subject, floating in front of the ground to amplify the temporal nature of life.
Working with concepts of things can be rather academic, so there are soft elements in the form and gestures that suggest the joy of life and living.