MWW (ménage at the wingate by wyndham)
Materials: mirrors, flowers, hair, cork, chain, tea, light bulbs, wax paper, paper, wood panel, watch faces.
An unabashedly erotic, playfully symbolic collage art piece, MWW balances traditional visual symbolism with a tactile undercurrent. The visual symbolism, including the plumage to represent the male, the cork to represent intoxication, and the four rectangular paper strips to suggest a hotel room, leads into a tactile undercurrent. The repeating pattern of small, decorated nails suggests playful scratching and clawing, and the delicate chains hint both at necklaces as bondage. A work that interweaves visual and tactile storytelling, MWW slowly yields itself to the persistent viewer.
4' x 2.5'
On display at Taylor Gourmet, 19th and M Street NW
Part of the Crowd Source Mural Project permanent installation.
Materials: strawberries, hibiscus “passion” tea, wax paper
Jagged strawberry slices so thin that their juice adheres them to the wax paper, sealing their fate as it evaporates. They are forever bound. The passion tea has hardened as well, with only the deep liquid lines streaming down left as a reminder of past softness, or hinting at tears. At the bottom lies a tiny self portrait, a visual signature added after the work was complete.
Claw ("you let me claw myself")