Feb 28, 2013

THIRST




“Thirst” was inspired by the work of El Anatsui, an artist from Ghana who uses bottle caps, candy and gum wrappers to create monumental works of extraordinary beauty. My huipil-shaped wall hanging, of bottle caps from beer and soft drinks, reminds us that these kinds of liquids cannot quench our thirst, whether the thirst be in our bodies, our hearts or our minds. It’s a symbol of how we live so much of our lives eating and drinking and taking and collecting, and still we’re never satisfied. In the gallery, “Thirst” cascades down the wall into a pool of more caps, sand and tumbleweeds, the dry lake bed of our souls’ yearnings.