Mourning and Redemption (At The Gates Of The Dance Floor)
Various artifacts crafted from melted 45 rpm and 12-inch records, oil and acrylic paints, spray paint, syringes, resin, acrylic shelf, crystal disco ball created with homemade blue crystals (monoammonium phosphate, water, dye), polyester resin
Objects to the left of runway dance floor made with Crystal Gale’s “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” Duplicate objects to right made with Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.”
Shotgun shells: For Kurt, 1994.
Arrowheads: For Atahuallpa, 1532.
Syringes: For Basquiat, 1988.
Coal: For the coal miner’s daughter’s father, 1959.
Scaled-down version of an O-Ring: For the Challenger, 1986.
Medallion: For Freddy Mercury, 1991.
Weight loss pill: For Karen, 1983.
Impression of Dinosaur skin: For the dinosaurs, 60 million years ago BC.
Thimble: For the weaver’s rebellion (The Triangle Shirtwaist Company), 1909.