Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Party's Over

Front View

Back View

I covered my Graduation gown in a skin-like material of latex house paint. I first covered the gown completely in white paint. Then I added the colors.

Beautiful Pain- My First Gallary Showing.

This work is currently in the 2009 "Not Yet Famous Artists Revealed" Juried Undergraduate Exhibition at the University of Delaware.
In this work, I covered a vintage 1950's pump in upholstery tacks. I completely covered the pump to camouflage its original surface without distorting its form. The subversive texture contradicts our past visual experience by using the tacks in a way that is unexpected. The piece evokes a feeling of pain and presents an odd juxtaposition.