August 24, 2005
In this study, the artist contrasts the smooth and natural grain of the wooden table with the rough and jumbled strands of steel to make a statement about the triumph of nature over the infirmities of technology. The placement of the steel above the wood implies both a mastery over and a reliance upon the natural order. The steel itself is stressed and twisted, rent by the ferocious jaws of the artist herself. She celebrates her bestial victory over manufacturism, placing this frayed icon upon a pedestal for all to see.
Expect big things from this up and comer as she moves into other media, including Toilet Papier-Mâché and Hair on Cotton.
It’s a good thing this woman didn’t ask for a second opinion.