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Consumption (detail)
Consumption (detail)
Slipcast ceramic, glaze
2"x36'x5'
2018

"Consumption" is a 36 foot long installation composed of 700 cast ceramic tiles, glazed red to resemble a red carpet. Each tile is covered with casts of my fingertips.

A simultaneous celebration and criticism of celebrity-worshipping pop culture, this “carpet” is too fragile to walk on, yet it compels viewers to touch it. Observers phenomenologically experience the alienation and intimacies forged between celebrities and their publics by imagining the act of stepping on—and crushing—the hands of those who elevate them.