I’ve posted these guys before. I made them this summer when I was attending an education conference in Annapolis. They’re part of the Pushover series, which is an extension of the Bullying work I’ve been doing. The title of the piece is “Pushovers Alighting” They’re drawings onto cut up paper plates, and then taped onto pieces of wire using masking tape. When I stuck the wires into the ground, assembling them as a group, they seemed to create the illusion of alighting, to be landing softly onto the ground. Then the masking tape began to lose its stickiness and the drawn pushovers began to touch ground for real.
There’s something about these guys, they pull at my heart-strings, if you know what I mean. Humble materials belying the potency of the image.