Freebie

2015

84" x 27" x 22"

Wood, Paint Ball Chain, Crystals, Sconces

The overall form of this series of work was meant to create a number of columns that evoked a sense of opulence and wealth. I chose to use sconces on the pieces, as they were reminiscent of Versailles, Liberace, and the scrollwork on money. The text created by the ball chain and crystals reads "swag". The slang term for free products and goods given to celebrities and people invited to exclusive events in hopes that they will become walking endorsements for the their products. The complicated intersection of exclusion, commerce and desire is what attracted me to the word, privilege for the privileged.