Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Piece of Heaven

A question I'm asked frequently is "What is my artwork about?" Many things, though my main focus for years has been house/home as an extension of the woman's body. One of my 3-D constructions that caught the attention of viewers years ago was a house construction with the earth superimposed on it, with a slice of heaven (clouds) and another house on the top of it. Having a stable home is my piece of heaven. I wanted to find out what other people's heaven on earth was, so for two years I asked everyone I met what was their heaven on earth. The responses ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous, from having a baby to an empty bladder, from chocolate to a long organism. Their answers opened a window into their souls, and let me live vicariously. I would like to invite viewers of this blog to tell me what their heavens are, as recent events are leading me back to this work and could use some inspiration. The last time I exhibited this work was back in 1999 at Hampshire College and it's time to revisit this body of work and see what the new millennium brings forth.

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