Please Touch, sculpture at Monmouth Museum

Please Touch, etching & sculpture

At the bottom of the page are photo etchings belonging to the series, “Flight of the Unicorn” which debuted at the Torpedo Art Factory is a plea for sensuality, a plea for attainment, a plea for deliverance. Please Touch – I is a triptych of a full figure resonating Marilyn Monroe from Seven Year Itch, is baring her sensuality in all its vulnerability and strength, and finding release in acceptance of herself. Please Touch – II is really a continuation of the first piece, where the figure – suspended from the ceiling with a large bunch of helium balloons – in a state of weightlessness and surrender is in the act of losing her sandals.

The act of surrender, rather the relinquishing of control in the practice of non-abstract art is often an act of careful carelessness. “Improve your art by not trying” says Nicholas Wilton. He demos his scraped off paint spill on his work. Being a bit of a butter finger myself, neatness has not been my strong hold although thankfully that did not affect dexterity. A spill has always has a power which a deliberately painted piece cannot replicate.
I often call upon such a state of loss of control in these prints and
sculpture pieces.

“Us, and them
And after all we’re only ordinary men.
Me, and you.
God only knows it’s not what we would choose to do.”

Pink Floyd

Suggests perhaps that the compromised state of being  might not be gender specific and may only be a mindset.  Love, motherhood, wealth are all reveled in its deficiency rather than fulfillment.