This clay form was sitting around for quite some time. So, I decided to try and resolve it with some quick textures.
The intent for this form is that it would be part of another interactive sculpture. I could go on about what symbolic direction the work is taking, but it's likely best to see where it wants to go. Some sexual metaphors are at work here. Sex organs are pretty undifferentiated in the early stages of gestation. However, adults ascribe a trove of meanings to sex. It's either acceptable or unacceptable if you behave this way or that way in relation to sexuality or gender. It's total bullshit most of the time. I'd be a millionaire if I had a dime for every time I heard some asshole mention that it's a bad idea for boys or girls to dance, play with trucks, arrange flowers, or set their action figures on fire or whatever. OK, OK, setting your action figures on fire is dangerous, I get it. Don't do that one.
These are the same people I'd like to shove off a cliff because it translates into things like the Health Department filing claims over gay marriage licenses. Do bureaucrats seriously think a straight lifestyle spreads less disease? How does the state of married-ness limit the spread of those diseases? As far as I can tell, most of the straight couples I know who have kids are the sickest people I've ever met. They're always coughing and passing germs to the surrounding community. Their spawns are like mobile Petri dishes, spewing communicable upper-respiratory fluids onto anyone within school-shooting distance.
2013.08.24 - mold made