Sculpture & Installation 2011-2013 > Assume the Position (DIscretion is a Holy Virtue)

The table top.

Dishes are filled with the same flowers that spill forth from the servant's neckline. On the platter is a representation of a swan carcass, mirroring the image stitched onto the maid's apron. Around the swan's neck, it is evident that it was clad in a uniform identical to the maid. This outfit, however, has been reduced to tatters. Nearby is a serving dish which is carefully lined with heart-shaped cut-outs of the fabric missing from the dress. Arising from the carcass are rosettes constructed from the same material used to make the ruffles on the gloves.


image appears courtesy of Wistariahurst Museum

Assume the Position (Discretion is a Holy Virtue)
Assume the Position (Discretion is a Holy Virtue)
detail
2013