Friday, April 11, 2014

Windfalls or: What Passes Through The Needle's Eye

The Providence Art Windows are an art gallery, except better - because they never close and everyone can see them at any time, all the time, for as long as the installation runs. For this reason, I am happy to say that I have some of my work up in one of them.

A short description of the work: These large (48" x 84") stitched portraits represent the moment in time that Amanda Clayton, Urooj Khan, and Abraham Shakespeare each received a substantial monetary prize by result of playing the lottery. The bucket, bottle, and syringe symbolize the tragic end that each faced shortly after winning. The glittering pillows signify the almost unattainable nature of easy money and simultaneously relate to the stones in The Lottery.

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