Bird of Paradise
vinyl table clothes, box fan
This extra-large inflatable sculpture challenges traditional notions of art and materiality through its innovative use of vinyl tablecloths. These materials, typically reserved for picnics or children's birthday parties, are transformed into a striking and provocative work of art that takes up space and commands attention. The sculpture explores sexual forms and confronts the complex realities of castration in motherhood, challenging conventional expectations of femininity and motherhood. Despite its confronting subject matter, the sculpture encourages play and joy, inviting the viewer to interact with the work in a lighthearted and whimsical way. Through its use of bold colors and dynamic forms, this sculpture challenges us to think critically about the materials and forms we use to create art, and to embrace the unexpected and unconventional.