Disco Beast Sculptures

A series of sculptures was created in connection with the video installation Disco Beast. The sculptures present themes and visual imagery from the moving image work in a variety of physical materials.

contemporary art
contemporary art

Pumpkin Spice

2017. powder-coated steel, faux fur, MDF
42 in x 42 in x 1.5 in
Pumpkin Spice selectively removes details of the iconic Starbucks logo, strips it of color, and inverts it, reducing the corporate image to a formal abstraction. Through this subversive gesture, the familiar cultural symbol is transformed into an ominous emblem with the weight and presence of a minimalist sculpture.

detail of contemporary art piece
detail of contemporary art piece

The Unicorn in Captivity

2017. 3d printed 18K gold plated brass, 3D printed porcelain, acrylic
15 in x 23 in x 8 in
This sculpture refers to the historic medieval tapestry of the same name depicting a unicorn loosely tethered to a fruiting tree, resting behind a low fence. The unicorn could escape if he wished, but remains happily confined. Replacing the fence with a gilt TSA checkpoint raises questions of comfort and complicity with the contemporary security state.